A Tembisa man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting incident in Ivory Park on the first of the month has finally handed himself to the police. He was accompanied by his legal representative. He must have been aware that sooner or later the detectives from Ivory Park SAPS will finally locate him and bring him to account for his alleged involvement in the murder.
The suspect is alleged to have shot and killed a 44-year-old man from Extension 12, Ivory Park, on the morning of 1 April 2021. It is alleged that the suspect and the deceased were involved in a love triangle with the same lady. Both the suspect and the deceased are familiar with each other, and it is said that on the morning in question the suspect came to the deceased’s place, called out his name and, when the deceased came out, there was a brief scuffle and the two started to fight for the gun allegedly in possession of the suspect. The deceased was shot once on the abdomen and succumbed to his injuries a while later in hospital.
“Very soon after attending to the scene the police managed to gather all the evidence, followed the leads, which took them to the suspect’s place in Tembisa. The detectives assigned to the case believe they were on the verge of arresting him anyway, but welcome the fact that the suspect has handed himself over, albeit three weeks after the incident.” said Ivory Park SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Ben Matimulane.
The Station Commander of the Ivory Park SAPS, Brigadier David Mbongeni Ngcobo, said his officers have done a good job of exerting the necessary pressure on the suspect to a point that the suspect thought the best thing to do under the circumstances will be to hand himself over.
“The fact that he handed himself accompanied by his legal representative does not change the fact that we have a watertight case against him. Based on what I have been briefed on, I am confident that this man has a case to answer,” said Ngcobo.
The man is expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court today, 21 April 2021 or soon thereafter to face a charge of murder.