Wanted Diepsloot man hands himself into the police

While investigations about a murder case in Diepsloot’s extension 13 were still on, a 24-year-old man handed himself into the police and confessed to be responsible for killing a person on 29 May, said Diepsloot police spokesperson Captain Tinyiko Mathebula.

The suspect surrendered himself to the officers on 30 May, the captain said. 

“The police received a complaint of murder from a local clinic,” Captain Mathebula said. “On arrival, they found a lifeless body of a male victim with a slit throat. Community members who brought the deceased to the clinic allege that they found him lying in a pool of blood, still breathing. They allegedly rushed him to clinic and he was sadly declared dead on arrival by emergency personnel.” 

Police then opened an inquest docket and began investigating, Captain Mathebula said. 

“While the investigation was still underway,” he said, “the suspect allegedly brought himself to the police station and confessed that he murdered the deceased. He was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.”

The suspect was not named, and he has since appeared in the Randburg magistrates' court. 

In another development, captain Mathebula said police continue holding awareness campaigns against Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in the communities. 

At OR Tambo clinic in Diepsloot, for example, police talked with people inside the clinic, urging them to report any acts of Gender Based Violence or the killing of women and children to the police, whether or not they themselves are attacked, they witness the violence or they find out about it some other way.

The police gave away pamphlets with safety tips and emergency numbers that people can call if they need help.

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