Six alleged gang members arrested for murder


Thabong police have arrested six alleged gang members, aged from 18 until 30, for murder. The alleged VL (Votos Logos) gang members were arrested by members of the Thabong SAPS Cluster Economic Stimulus Package (ESP), Welkom POP Task Team and other Thabong Cluster Operational Command Centre (COCC) members in connection with  the murder of Sandile Motsie (20) who was an alleged IJP (International Junior Portuguese) gang member.

Police reported that the violent actions of the VL gang members started on 4 April 2019 at about 17:30 at New Stands in Thabong when they started chasing Motsie, who was affiliated with the IJP gang.

“Motsie allegedly ran to a friend’s house seeking refuge when all six gang members entered the house and stabbed him to death. The six gang members fled the scene on foot. Thabong police and emergency services were called to the scene and Motsie was certified dead,” explained police spokesperson, Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane.

A case of murder was opened for further investigation, and assigned to Thabong Cluster ESP task team who then went on a manhunt.

“Four of the six gang members were arrested at their homes in Thabong. The other two were in hiding, when they were arrested by police,” added Mokhuoane. – Seithati Semenokane