A well-known bouncer was arrested together with his friend by the Rietgat SAPS following an alleged beating which led to a murder of his neighbour who is alleged to have stolen a television set in Block GG.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased together with his friend who is fighting for his life at hospital, were forced to get into a vehicle driven by the alleged bouncer who was with his friends on Thursday.
It is alleged that they were taken to a veld outside the Rietgat’s precinct where they were both beaten until the deceased could not respond anymore and they poured him with water but could not move, scream or say anything but remained numb.
Upon realizing that he was not responding, the suspects threw him into the boot of a VW Golf 6 they were driving and drove back and dropped off the deceased in that lifeless state together with his friend and they went for a hiding upon realizing that the unresponsive man could be dead.
Subsequently, a witness noticed the vehicle as it was dropping off the victims and called the police but a swift response by the police found that the deceased had already passed on,hence the perpetrators fled the scene and went to a hiding place.
After the suspects were informed that they were sought by the police they re-emerged days later in the company of their lawyer to hand themselves in. They were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping.
The Rietgat SAPS Station Commander, Brigadier Molatelo Maphoto lauded the community members who worked with the police in putting pressure to the suspects to end taking a decision of handling themselves up to the police. He further send a clarion call to the perpetrators that they run but they can’t hide. “If we are looking for you, we will exhaust all the resources at our disposal to ensure that you are behind bars and do your time for all the criminal deeds that you always evaded,” said Brig Maphoto.
The suspects are expected to appear before the Soshanguve Magistrate’s Court in due course.