Ex-husband among the four suspects arrested after a woman was shot and killed in Vanderbijlpark

Police arrested four suspects after a 33-year-old woman was allegedly shot and killed in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, on Friday, 5 April.

Among those arrested is the medical doctor, who is reported to be the ex-husband of the deceased.On Friday, at approximately 08h00, police responded to a complaint of a shooting incident in Hendrik van Eck Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark.

On their arrival at the scene, police found the woman who was in the driver’s seat of a Nissan NP200 bakkie, with multiple bullet wounds on her body. She was certified dead on the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that suspects, who were driving a Honda FRV motor vehicle, shot the woman while at the robots.

Police immediately established a task team consisting of Sedibeng District Trio Task Team, Tactical Response Team, K9, Tracking team and Provincial Crime Intelligence to trace and arrest the suspects.

Through the intelligence led investigation, information led the team to Kliprivier, Sebokeng, Sharpeville and Vereeniging, where four suspects were arrested.  Police also recovered the firearm and seized the vehicle used during the commission of crime.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Tommy Mthombeni applauded the police from Sedibeng District and Provincial Crime Intelligence for working with speed and diligence to ensure that the suspects are traced and arrested.

“I am pleased with the manner in which the team handled this investigation and the swift response in arresting the suspects. Gender-based violence remains one of the top priorities of the police in Gauteng. The suspects will be brought to book for the gruesome murder of a woman,” said Lieutenant General Mthombeni.

All four suspects are expected to appear at Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court on Monday, 8 April, facing a charge of murder.

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