Six murder suspects to appear in court

POTCHEFSTROOM - Six men aged between 22 and 26 are expected to make their first appearance before the Vryburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 4 April 2022, for murder.

The suspects' court appearance emanates from an incident in which the lifeless body of a 30-year-old Luckyboy Mereekae was found at the corner of Vry and De Kock Street with several stab wounds on Saturday morning, 2 April 2022.

According information at our disposal, the suspects were from a tavern outside Vryburg when they met Mereekae. Subsequent to a quarrel that ensued, the suspects allegedly took out knives and stabbed Mereekae several times on the body.

Preliminary investigations led the police to Huhudi Location where the six suspects were apprehended and weapons used to commit the offence confiscated. At this stage, the motive for the murder is still unknown and investigation into the matter continues.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and applauded Vryburg Detectives for acting swiftly in arresting the suspects.

Source: South African Police Service