Police arrest more suspects in UFH murder case

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The South African Police Service (SAPS) National Task Team, which is assigned with the responsibility of investigating and arresting those responsible for the murder and attempted murder cases at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), has effected 15 more arrests.

This brings the number of those arrested in this case to 25 suspects.

The suspects were arrested in various provinces over the Easter weekend, including in Gauteng, the Eastern and the Western Cape, as well as KwaZulu-Natal.

The 15 suspects face a string of charges ranging from fraud, corruption, kidnapping, murder and attempted murder.

They are expected to make their first court appearance today at the Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.

The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Fannie Masemola, said the task team will continue to do their work without fear or favour.

“The team has been hard at work in getting to the bottom of who is behind fraud, corruption and the murders at the university. They will continue to investigate and hunt down those who are found to have had a hand in any wrongdoing.

“Our focus is to bring before court a case that will be able to stand in court with all the evidence that has been collected by the team,” said Masemola.

Police Minister General Bheki Cele and Masemola are expected to attend court proceedings today. – SAnews.gov.za