Police announced on Saturday that a joint task force made up of officers from the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and Qonce Flying Squad had arrested a 39-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting of warrant officer Pieter Swanepoel in November The suspect was arrested Friday at his home in Ndevana, King William’s Town, and is charged with attempted murder and vehicle hijacking.
On the afternoon of November 23, Swanepoel of the East The London K9 unit discovered a suspected hijacked vehicle in Quigney, East London, and attempted to stop the vehicle Both suspects fled the scene on foot and left their vehicle.
The violent attacks shocked the Buffalo City community as the city gathered to pray for the popular “Swanie” who is believed by many to be brave is written Held in the city’s fight against crime.
In the last few months, the subway has been in a violent crime wave with several kidnappings and armed robbery that led to the death of the victims.
Hawks spokesman Capt Yolisa Mgolodela said her investigation also linked the suspect to “armed robbery and numerous vehicle hijackings” Keiskammahoek and Ugie and Ugie appear.
The Provincial Chief of the Hawks in the Eastern Cape, Maj-Gen Mboiki Obed Ngwenya, praised the efforts of the teams involved in the investigations and arrests.