Two suspects in Ditebogo Phalane’s murder to appear in court

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Two suspects arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Ditebogo Phalane are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.

This brings to four the number of people arrested for the little boy’s murder.

Ditebogo was shot dead in Soshanguve in Pretoria during a hijacking incident.

He was shot as he ran towards his father who was driving into their home.

The suspects were arrested in Soshanguve and Atteridgeville respectively. One of the suspects is believed to have been out on bail for alleged hijacking, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm.

Two unlicensed firearms have been recovered.

One of the firearms is alleged to be the murder weapon used in the murder of Ditebogo however that will be confirmed once the firearm has been sent for testing.

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-Report by Puseletso Mokoena