17-year-old suspect arrested in connection with the murder of a man found half-burned with stabbing wounds at Westernburg

CRIME

By Agreement.M Mabunda

POLOKWANE – One of the suspects responsible for the carjacking and murder of a male Bolt-metered taxi driver, whose lifeless body was found half burnt with stabbing wounds in Westernburg, Polokwane on Monday 09 October 2023 has been arrested.

A 17-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday 10 October 2023 in Ladanna outside Polokwane following an intelligence-led operation by members of SAPS Polokwane Crime Intelligence Unit in collaboration with Westernburg detectives.

The hijacked motor vehicle was found abandoned in Ladine in Polokwane. The police have through investigations managed to identify the deceased and the family will be notified soon.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects have requested to be ferried by a bolt metered taxi and along the way they stabbed the driver to death afterwards,  burned and dumped the body on a newly developed site near the Place of Safety Shelter in Westenburg area.

The Police have through investigations managed to identify the deceased and the family will be notified soon.

The investigating team are looking for another two male suspects. Anyone with information that can assist in arresting the remaining suspects should come forward by contacting the Investigating Officer Sergeant Braidon Pheme at 067 093 9828 alternatively report to the nearest police station or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or share information anonymously on MySAPSApp.

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