Humansdorp man arrested for murder of teenager

Police arrested a suspect for the murder of an 18-year-old man and also confiscated a getaway vehicle in Humansdorp last week.

On 27 March 2019 around 19:00, a man driving a white Opel Kadett stopped next to Jeremia Benjamin (18) at Tolbos Street, Gill Marcus area in Humansdorp.

A man armed with a firearm got out of the vehicle, and fatally shot Benjamin at point-blank range.  After the shooting, the suspect jumped into a vehicle and drove off.

Information from residents led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man at his house, police also confiscated a getaway vehicle. Police are making attempts to locate the firearm.

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Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok commended residents for the role they played that led to the arrest of the suspect.

“It is the duty of law-abiding citizens to blow the whistle on criminals by sharing valuable information with the police via services such as Crime Stop 08600 or SMS Crime Line 32211”, added Brig Lebok.

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