Verulam police arrested six suspects, between the ages of 19 and 45, for various cases as part of their festive season operation, which yielded positive results.
Two of the suspects were nabbed for two cases of murder, which occurred in the Mountview and Hazelmere areas.
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Provincial police spokeswoman, Col Thembeka Mbhele said, “In the first murder case, a 40-year-old woman was found dead in a ditch with multiple head injuries in the Hazelmere area on December 26, 2018. A 45-year-old suspect was arrested and charged for her murder.”
In the Mountview area, a 33-year-old man was allegedly hit with a beer bottle on the head and then taken to hospital where he died upon arrival.
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A 19-year-old suspect was arrested in this regard.
Other suspects were arrested for different cases of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and rape in Waterloo.
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