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How an airtime slip helped in arresting of AKA’s murderers

It has come to light that an airtime slip discovered in the alleged getaway car played a crucial role in helping to identify AKA’s alleged murderers as the murder investigation surrounding AKA continues to take centre stage.

According to reports, five suspects were detained on Sunday in Cape Town in connection with the assassination of AKA.

Minutes after the shooting, a white Mercedes-Benz believed to have been the killers’ getaway vehicle was spotted on surveillance video in a suburb of Durban.

According to The South African, the car was later found abandoned in a township in Durban, and during the investigation, police searched the car for clues and discovered the airtime slip belonging to one of the suspects.

 

Using an airtime slip found in the suspected getaway car, police were able to track down one of the hitmen’s girlfriends who ultimately led to the arrest of the alleged killers in AKA’s murder

How AKA’s Alleged Murderers Were Arrested

The South African Police Service (SAPS) reportedly arrested five suspects in connection with AKA’s murder. The first three suspects were nabbed at an ATM inside the Erica Square mall in Belhar while the other two suspects were arrested in a different part of Belhar.

Their arrest comes after a white Mercedes Benz believed to have been the getaway car was found abandoned in Umlazi township, south of Durban.

The suspects had been under surveillance for two weeks before they were arrested. They were traced to Cape Town by detectives from the Durban organized crime unit.

Further investigations led the police detectives to Belhar, where they watched the gang’s movements before arresting them.

POLICE’S STATEMENT ON THE MATTER

On Wednesday, 29 March, the South African Police Service (SAPS) released a statement regarding reports about a breakthrough in the investigation into AKA and Tibz murders.

KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda said although police understand that AkA’s murder attracted media attention and that the public awaits with bated breath for any developments, they are calling upon the media and everyone else to refrain from making reports that have the potential of jeopardising ongoing investigations.

“Such reports also have a potential of putting at risk the lives of the people purported to have been arrested as well as endangering the lives of individuals who are portrayed as police officers in photographs and videos which have been doing the rounds on certain websites and social media platforms,” he said.

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He said police were appealing for space and time to investigate the matter without undue pressure and unwarranted scrutiny from armchair investigators, analysts and faceless so-called sources who are claiming to be closer to the investigations.

“Police are duty-bound to keep the victims’ families abreast about any developments in the investigations. These irresponsible reportings rub salt into the fresh wounds of the family members who have put their faith on law enforcement to bring perpetrators to book and for justice to prevail.

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