| Limpopo males arrested for killing Samwu members, crime spree

Mourners next to the coffins of Samwu leaders Ronald Mani and Timmy Musetsho during their funeral service at Makhuvha Stadium.

Mourners subsequent to the coffins of Samwu leaders Ronald Mani and Timmy Musetsho throughout their funeral service at Makhuvha Stadium.

Photo by Armando Chikhudo

  • Two males fetch been charged with the abolish of two
    union members.
  • Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo and Ronald Mani fetch been
    murdered six days apart in January 2019.
  • The 2 males who fetch been arrested fetch been linked to
    lots of conditions of abolish, theft and kidnapping.

Two males fetch been charged with the January 2019
murders of two SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members in Thohoyandou.

Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo, 50, used to be shot at about
20: 30 on 24 January 2019 while he used to be parking his vehicle in a garage in
Makwarela. He died in successfully being facility.

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Six days later, Ronald Mani, furthermore 50, used to be shot tiring
in a Singo bottle retailer in Itsani.

“Following these killings, the [police]
commissioner appointed a high-stage crew of investigators, led by the deputy
provincial commissioner to blame for crime detection, Major Overall Samuel
Manala, to probe both incidents,” acknowledged police spokesperson Brigadier
Motlafela Mojapelo.

Two Makwarela brothers, ancient 26 and 33, fetch been
arrested and charged with the murders on Monday.

‘Linked to varied crimes’

The Tzaneen tracking crew at the starting establish arrested them
on 19 March, for the possession of firearms and ammunition.

“The crew that used to be following the suspects’
tracks straight away took protect watch over of their custody and commenced with the way
of linking them to the more than just a few crimes under investigation. After the conclusion
of the investigations that linked both suspects to the two murders [in]
Thohoyandou, they fetch been furthermore learned to be positively linked [to] varied
crimes,” Mojapelo added.

The 2 males face extra than one charges of abolish,
theft, kidnapping and attempted abolish.

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“We commend all members who fetch been concerned about
these investigations for their relentless pursuit of any details equipped
and their decision in cracking these horrendous crimes. We furthermore thank
community members for continually assisting the police within the fight in opposition to crime,”
provincial police commissioner Lieutenant Overall Nneke Ledwaba acknowledged.

“These arrests will undoubtedly establish to a pause
the reign of dread allegedly perpetuated by these heartless suspects and will
traipse a lengthy means in ridding the affected districts of criminality,” Ledwaba

The males are expected to appear within the Thohoyandou
Magistrate’s Court docket on Tuesday.

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