Two Deaths in Freedom Park


Two Deaths in Freedom Park

The South African Police Service in the North West, are investigating two counts of murder at Freedom Park Informal Settlement in Rustenburg. The incident occurred last Saturday 17 August 2013 at 22h00.

The deceased Muziwabantu (39) and Siqhi (30) were gunned down by three unknown men. Two of the assailants, carrying 9mm pistols, opened fire each targeting his own target. They were shot in the presence of three witnesses, two being the respective girlfriends of the deceased men. The victims were travelling on foot to Gibela Imfene traditional dance “stokvel” at the community hall in Freedom Park Number 9 which is held every weekend. This traditional “stokvel” gathering was also hosted the previous weekend and it alleged that a disagreement ensued between a friend of Muziwabantu and another patron and strong words were exchanged. The Police are busy with the investigations.  Police preliminary investigation report states that without any fear of ambiguity that this case is not related to any union rivalry situation in the Platinum Belt. No arrests have been made to date.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo, said “I commended all members who are investigating crimes that are taking place in the Platinum Belt”, after two suspects appeared shortly before the Garankuwa Magistrate court this morning (23 November 2013). The two murder suspect Simphiwe Booi (44) and Khanyile Kayisa (35) are suspected of killing a man at the “Koppie” in on 14 August 2012. They will appear again at the same court on the 24 October 2013. Each of them received R2500 bail with strict conditions.


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