Police in Mpumalanga have made significant progress in the investigation of a series of murders that took place in Embalenhle between December 22 and December 27. Three suspects, aged between 15 and 23, have been arrested in connection with the crimes.
According to Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the provincial police spokesperson, one of the suspects, a 15-year-old, was arrested for allegedly killing his friend on Friday, December 22.
The victim, an 18-year-old male, was fatally stabbed. The incident was reported to the police, who promptly opened a case and conducted a thorough investigation, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
In another case, a 15-year-old was found murdered on Tuesday, December 26, in Extension 18 in Embalenhle. The police launched an investigation, which resulted in the arrest of two suspects, aged 20 and 23, on Tuesday, December 27. The suspects are now facing murder charges.
The arrested individuals are expected to appear in the Evander Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and Friday, where they will face the consequences of their alleged crimes.
The Mpumalanga Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has expressed her satisfaction with the progress made in the case. The arrests of the suspects bring hope for justice to the victims’ families and the community of Embalenhle.
The police continue to work diligently to ensure that the perpetrators are held accountable for their actions and that the community can feel safe. The investigation is ongoing, and any further developments will be communicated in due course.