Men arrested for brutal murder of money lender

Brits police arrested four men on Monday, 20 April, for gunning down a 50-year-old man in Letlhabile in February.

“An intelligence-driven operation by members of the Brits police’s Trio Crimes Task Team  and Gauteng Tracing Team led to the arrest of the suspects after they were traced to Soshanguve, Winterveld, Itsoseng and Letlhabile. A Toyota Quantum, allegedly used during the commission of the crime, as well as a Samsung cellular phone that belonged to the victim, were seized during the arrests,“ said police spokesperson, Colonel Adele Muburgh.

The 50-year-old Samuel Maiketso Moholoholowas, who ran a money lending business, was allegedly returning from the bank when he was overpowered and cold-bloodedly shot dead and robbed of his money at the gate of his house in Letlhabile on 29 February 2020.

The four suspects,  Alpheus Moeng (32), Gift Mashaba (44), Victor Matjila (52) and Johannes Seloane (51) appeared in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for murder and armed robbery. “They were remanded in custody until the next court appearance on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.”

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena congratulated the police for a job well done and said that the police will continue to work hard to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.