Four held after two murders in Walmer township
A gang of four men were arrested less than five hours after they allegedly murdered two men in Walmer township on Thursday.
Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a task team had been established in the early hours of Thursday after the murders of Anele Matshaba, 28, and Zandile Tulman, 24, who died half-an-hour apart in two separate incidents.
Naidu said the gang had allegedly stalked Matshaba’s shack just after midnight while he was asleep with his girlfriend.
It is believed the men forced the door open and dragged Matshaba out of the shack.
He was then beaten and sustained severe head injuries as well as a gunshot wound to his body.
Half-an-hour later, the gang allegedly killed Tulman in Siqcawu Street after he was also dragged out of the house he had been sleeping in.
The 24-year-old was severely beaten and shot three times.
Naidu said the alleged killers had been arrested in a shack in Airport Valley.
Three firearms and suspected stolen property were recovered at another shack.
Walmer station commander Colonel Jakob Flemmer said three of the suspects were wanted in other cases in Walmer.
The four suspects, aged between 24 and 30, are detained on two charges of murder and a fifth suspect, in whose house the firearms and property were found is detained for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and suspected stolen property.