South Africa: Police On Arrest of Born to Kill Gang Members

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 (BTK) gang members for murder in Bloemfontein in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

On 12 November 2016 at about 11H00, a group of suspects believed to be part of a gang called Born To Kill allegedly attacked a 22-year-old man at a shop in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein. They stabbed him with knives and other sharp objects and he 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.

The Acting Provincial Head of the Hawks in the Free State Brigadier Tsokolo Posholi commended all members who worked tirelessly to bring the suspects book. “These arrests are a clear indication that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that criminals are arrested and successfully imprisoned”, concluded Brigadier Posholi.

The suspects will appear before Bloemfontein Magistrate Court tomorrow 14 November 2016 on charges of murder.

Source: South African Police Service