Five arrested for VIP unit cop murder

hand cuff3 1 - Five arrested for VIP unit cop murderHawks have arrested 5 suspects in connection to the homicide of police sergeant, Thomas Mashimbye.

The 42-year-old officer was killed throughout a home theft in Winterveld, north of Pretoria, in 2018.

In line with Hawks spokesperson, Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Sergeant Mashimbye was asleep at his residence together with his spouse and two kids when some three armed males attacked them.

He was shot a number of occasions and he ultimately died on the scene.

The alleged killers left his spouse and kids unhurt.

In addition they made off with some home goods and money after which fled the scene.

Mulaudzi disclosed that the intense organised crime members, the Gauteng Provincial Unit, the Tactical Response Group and Ekhuruleni metro police, arrested the 5 suspects at Mogogelo, Winterveld and Soshanguve east extension on Saturday.

The suspected 5 will seem within the Garankuwa Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Monday, dealing with prices of homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide.

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