Three to appear in Bloemfontein court for gang related murder


Three men aged between 19 and 26 are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for the murder of a 22-year-old man at Phase 4, Bloemside, Free State police said.

On Monday, spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said that the deceased Patrick Kagiso was stabbed to death with a sharp object on Sunday at around 2.30am.

“It is alleged that the deceased was a member of BTK gang and left it to join a Roma gang. According to the information received, BTK members approached the unsuspecting victim and asked him why he left the group. A scuffle ensued between them and the victim was stabbed to death by a group,” said Mbambo.

Two men were arrested at the scene with the assistance of the community. The third man was arrested later by public order police members who followed intelligence-driven information and arrested him at his home in Phase 4.

African News Agency / The Citizen