Another arrest for Postmasburg double murder


The Northern Cape Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation have arrested another suspect allegedly linked to the Postmasburg double murder.

Tsame Frak Baxane (31) was arrested on October 5 in Danielskuil for his alleged involvement in the murder of Johannes Baatjies and his associate, Shupping Nose on 17 August 2016.

Baxana appeared at the Danielskuil Magistrate’s court today and the case was remanded to October 17. He is expected to appear along four other suspects previously arrested on the same murder case.

“We distance ourselves as the  Hawks from the media reports implying that the ANC in Upington plotted and planned the murder of Johannes Baatjies.

Our Investigating officer only put to the court the statements of the accused as recorded.

Our on-going investigations  on this particular case, led to the arrest of only five suspects although we cannot at this stage rule out the possibility of further arrests.”

Statement supplied by the police