Four suspects, two of them linked to the July shooting at Nomzamo tavern in Soweto, are expected to appear in the Orlando Regional Court on Monday morning. Police made the arrest in various parts of Gauteng and the Northern Cape last week.
The shooting left 16 people dead and scores others injured when a group of unknown heavily armed suspects fired shots at tavern patrons. The suspects will face charges of murder and attempted murder among others.
Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says, “On 22 September 2022, National Crime Intelligence officers arrested one suspect who was then linked to the Nomzamo shooting incident, in Johannesburg.”
Muridili further adds that, “The suspect was handed over to Gauteng’s Murder and Robbery Investigating Team for further handling. He then led the team to one of his accomplices who was arrested in Northern Cape on 23 September 2022.”
“The team proceeded to arrest two more suspects, linked to a murder case for an incident that occurred in Kliptown in October 2021 where a Lesotho musician was killed. He is also linked to another murder and attempted murder case that occurred in Orlando in May 2022,” she added.
“The fourth suspect was apprehended on a warrant of arrest for a double murder incident that occurred in Doornkop in 2021 where two Basotho nationals were killed,” she concluded.
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