The South African Police Service (SAPS) says a sting operation by the HAWKS in conjunction with Crime Intelligence, Detective Service, and Tactical Response Team (TRT) has led to the arrest of three Born To kill gang members
As learnt, the Born to Kill members were arrested today for murder in Bloemfontein.
It was on 12th November 2016 that a group of suspects believed to be part of the Born To Kill gang attacked a 22-year-old man at a shop in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein.
After they stabbed him with knives and other sharp objects, the man reportedly died on the scene.
“The three suspects are joining Mosweu Samson (22), Tokelo George (24), Thabiso Martin (25) and Thabang Hige (20) who are still in custody following their arrest for the same matter,” SAPS stated.
Tomorrow, suspects will appear before Bloemfontein Magistrate Court where they’ll face charges of murder.
Reacting to the arrest, the Acting Provincial Head of the Hawks in the Free State, Brigadier Tsokolo Posholi praised members of hawks who worked hard to apprehend the suspects.
Posholi said: “these arrests are a clear indication that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that criminals are arrested and successfully imprisoned.”
Meanwhile, Gauteng Hawks arrested two of their members for requesting a R100 000 pay to squash a case.
The hawks members, Sergeant Sithembo Moses Dlamini (54) and Captain Saul Thulani Mdletshe were arrested on Friday after they conspired to pocket R100 000 from a suspect on a Brackendowns fraud case.
“It is alleged that the officers had on separate occasions pocketed almost R10 000 from the same suspect to have him released on bail on the same case.
“As if that was not enough, the suspect lawyer Stephens Mangolela (46) conspired with the two members and cemented the earlier demand, this time claiming that the prosecutor occupied with the suspect’s case together with the complainant were forming part of the scheme.
“An entrapment operation by the Hawks Pretoria based Serious Corruption Unit was executed on Friday afternoon just outside Johannesburg. Unbeknown to them, the trio was presented with half of the R100 000 in cash whilst the rest was transferred into the lawyers account,” SAPS narrated.