Two suspects briefly appeared before the Fouriesburg Magistrate’s court yesterday, 14 October 2019. The suspects, both 39 years of age, are expected to appear in court tomorrow to apply for legal representativity and will remain in custody.
The suspects, Peter Molaba and Disene Ramakoloi, were arrested on 11 October 2019 following a joint operation led by Bethlehem detectives coordinator, crime intelligence, Fouriesburg detectives and members of visible policing in Fouriesburg.
According to a statement released by the office of the Cluster Commander of Bethlehem, the joined team responded to the public’s outcry concerning the increasing cases of murder within the cluster. Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) followed intelligence driven information about the suspects, which led to the arrest of the duo. During the arrest an unlicensed firearm and live ammunitions were found in the possession of the suspects.
Bethlehem Cluster Commander, Major-General Jan Tsotetsi, thanked members of the community for the information, which led to the arrest of the suspects and said that he is pleased about the arrest. “In most cases investigated, we depend solely on the information we receive from the members of the community. I therefore urge everyone to work hand in hand with the police and not hesitate when it comes to criminal activities. By so doing more lives will be saved,” he said.