UPDATE: Suspects arrested for Mariannhill family murder

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FOUR men were arrested yesterday, 8 October in connection to the gruesome murder of five family members on Thursday, 5 October.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Provincial Organised Crime Task Team members, National Intervention Unit, Crime Intelligence, Mariannhill detectives and KwaNdengezi SAPS embarked on an operation in the Nteke area, Mariannhill following leads.

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Police proceeded to the Nteke area where they arrested three suspects for the murder.

On the same afternoon the team proceeded to the KwaNdengezi area where they arrested the fourth suspect who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and 11 rounds of ammunition.

The arrested suspects are aged between 21 and 30.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Langa praised the team for solving the case within two days.

“We will not tolerate people who kill innocent members of our community. We are confident with the investigating team that they will present a well prepared docket to secure a successful prosecution of the culprits,” he said.



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