Fifteen new arrests over Fort Hare murders

University of Fort Hare University.
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Fifteen more people have been rounded up in the University of Fort Hare's ongoing investigations into the murders of Fort Hare University fleet manager Petrus Roets, and Mboneli Vesele, the bodyguard of Vice Chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu.

The latest arrests over the Easter weekend bring the number of suspects to 25.

The national police task team, responsible for investigating murders, attempted murders, and a spate of violence directed at university officials, swooped in on  suspects in various parts of the country.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe said they were arrested in various provinces including Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Eastern and Western Cape.

“The fifteen suspects face a string of charges ranging from fraud, corruption, kidnapping, murder and attempted murder.

“They are expected to make their first court appearance on Tuesday, 02 April 2024 at the Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape,” Mathe said.



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