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Kaizer Chiefs Defender Luke Fleurs Killers Arrested

Police have arrested six suspects for the alleged hijacking and the murder of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The 24-year-old promising soccer star was tragically shot and killed during a hijacking at a petrol station in the northwest of Johannesburg a week ago.

Fleurs was inside a red VW Golf 8 GTI at the petrol station located on 14th Avenue, at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter, when he was shot once in the upper body.

Luke Fleurs a Kaizer Chiefs defender

Luke Fleurs and his car

According to police spokesperson Mavela Masondo, the suspects were apprehended in the early hours of Wednesday morning by a team led by police crime intelligence officers.

“The six suspects were traced and arrested in Slovoville, Soweto, in the early hours of Wednesday, while the vehicle that was already stripped was recovered on Monday.

“Police believe that the suspects are part of a syndicate that is responsible for car hijacking in Gauteng, and the search for more suspects is continuing.”

The suspects are expected to appear before the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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