FREE STATE -The Bloemfontein Tactical Response Team (TRT) working together with the Provincial Organised Crime unit arrested a notorious gang member in Mangaung Bloemfontein.
On Thursday, 08 October 2020 at about 05:00, members followed a crime intelligence led information on the whereabouts of a wanted BTK gang member known as “Sarita” for two counts of murder.
The suspect was found hiding at his mother’s house in Rocklands, Bloemfontein and arrested.
The suspect and his gang members attacked and killed two teenagers in Mafora Section, Mangaung in 2016. The group was traced after the incident and found hidding at a shack with clothes full of blood and dangerous weapons. They were arrested but the case against him was withdrawn pending availability of DNA results. Other gang members were linked to the crime and are already serving a sentence.
A warrant of arrest was issued for “Sarita” after DNA results were received and he has been wanted since until his arrest this morning.
Masithembe Ngovela (28), also known as Sarita, will appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Friday the 09 October 2020 where he will be joined by other accused who are still on trial facing 2 counts of murder.
Source: South African Police Service