Limpopo men arrested for killing Samwu members.

Two men have been charged with the January 2019 murders of two SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members in Thohoyandou. Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo, 50, was shot at about 20:30 on the 24th of January, 2019 while he was parking his vehicle in a garage in Makwarela. He died in hospital.
Six days later, Ronald Mani, also 50, was shot dead in a Singo bottle store in Itsani.
“Following these killings, the [police] commissioner appointed a high-level team of investigators, led by the deputy provincial commissioner responsible for crime detection, Major General Samuel Manala, to probe both incidents,” said police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
Two Makwarela brothers, aged 26 and 33, were arrested and charged with the murders on Monday. The Tzaneen tracking team initially arrested them on 19 March, for the possession of firearms and ammunition.
Mojapelo said that the team which was following the suspects’ tracks immediately took control of their custody and commenced with the process of linking them to the other crimes under investigation. He said after the conclusion of the investigations that linked both suspects to the two murders [in] Thohoyandou, they were also found to be positively linked [to] other crimes.
Mojapelo explained that the two men face multiple charges of murder, robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder.
“We commend all members who were involved in these investigations for their relentless pursuit of any information provided and their determination in cracking these horrendous crimes. We also thank community members for continuously assisting the police in the fight against crime,” said the provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba.
“These arrests will undoubtedly put to a halt the reign of terror allegedly perpetuated by these heartless suspects and will go a long way in ridding the affected districts of criminality,” Ledwaba added.
The men are expected to appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday

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