Trio apprehended for alleged murder of unknown woman

POTCHEFSTROOM � Police in Brits in cooperation with the local farming community and the Community Police Forum (CPF) caught three male suspects between the ages of 30 and 49 at about 10:30 on Thursday, 30 May 2019, for the alleged murder of an unknown woman believed to be in her forties.

According to information received, reports suggest that farm workers at Sundrift, near Brits, saw three occupants of a white Volkswagen Golf dumping the body of a woman. They alerted their employer, who reported the incident to the local CPF and the police. A quick response by the police, working together with members of the community, led to a car chase after the suspects’ vehicle was spotted on the R511 (Brits-Thabazimbi) road. The suspects were ultimately arrested after their car which made a U-turn during the chase collided with a police vehicle. No one was injured during the incident.

It is suspected that the suspects offered the woman a lift in the Brits area, then later killed her. The woman’s body was found with numerous injuries, including multiple stab wounds and a fractured skull.

All three suspects are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 3 June 2019, on a charge of murder.

Source: South African Police Service