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Suspect arrested for Cape Town cop's murder

16 Apr 2021, 04:11 GMT+10

  • Police have made a breakthrough following the murder of Cape Town policeman Sergeant Malose Lebelo.
  • Lebelo was off-duty when he was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in Vrygrond.
  • Specialist officers found his official firearm and arrested a 30-year-old who will appear in court on a murder charge.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of Cape Town police officer Sergeat Malose Lebelo who was shot dead at the weekend.

Lebelo's body was found in Disa Street, Capricorn on Sunday.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the 38-year-old sergeant was stationed at Steenberg police station.

He was off duty at the time he was attacked and shot.

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The Hawks' National Priority Violent Crime team and the National Intervention Unit made a breakthrough when they found Lebelo's official firearm after a search based on information they had gathered, said Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani.

After that, the 30-year-old was arrested on Tuesday and taken in for questioning. He was charged on Thursday.

He is expected to appear in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Source: News24

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