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Last suspect in Dumi Masilela’s hijacking murder case caught

The suspect will make his first court appearance before the Benoni Magistrate Court on Monday 20 August. Gauteng cops have arrested a 34-year-old man who is the sixth and last suspect in the 2017 murder case of actor Dumisani Masilela.

He will then join his alleged accomplices set for trial in the  Pretoria High Court from 8 to 19 October 2018. A year ago Masilela was fatally shot during a hijacking in Tembisa South.

Dumi Masilela

Police were able to establish that a total of six suspects were behind the murder. The initial four were arrested last year, while the fifth suspect died in a robbery.

All suspects have been positively linked to five cases – the murder of Dumisani Masilela, three carjackings reported in Daveyton, Phokeng, and Siyabuswa respectively; and a case in Boitekong of possession of a stolen cellphone.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange has commended the intelligence-led multi-disciplinary team of investigators for their tireless effort in making sure that all six suspects are rounded up and arrested.

“This successful arrest brought about by such meticulous investigation, will go a long way in ensuring that serious and violent crimes plaguing Gauteng, are reduced to their lowest level”, said De Lange.

Source: Daily Sun

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