Six men have been arrested for the gruesome murder of four family members in Lawley, in the West Rand, Gauteng on Tuesday.
The suspects were initially arrested over the past weekend for possession of two pistols and a shot gun which were unlicensed. The Hawks followed up the matter and found that the suspects, who gave false names to the police, were linked with the Lawley murders.
The suspects, aged between 20 and 26 years, were remanded in custody by the Protea Magistrate’s Court and their case was postponed to 13 September 2016. The men allegedly stormed into a house at Lawley Extension 2 and shot and killed four family members on 13 August 2016. The Hawks are still hot on the heels of the seventh suspect.
The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Ntlemeza reiterated what he said when he visited the scene that the Hawks were never going to rest until justice has been served.
“We applaud our members for working long hours and sleepless nights in pursuit of the culprits. It is also worth mentioning that the suspects were outsmarted and arrested hardly three weeks after the killings. A special thank you goes to the members of the community who work hand in hand with our officers and provided useful information on the whereabouts of the suspects. If the community works with us we will remove all criminals from our society”, said Lieutenant General Ntlemeza.
Source: South African Government.