Police finally nab serial killer in Kutloanong

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The efforts by members of Welkom Public Order Policing Reaction Team eventually led to the arrest of a 24 year old murder suspect in the early hours of Monday, 18 October 2021.

The suspects is expected to appear in Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court soon.

The suspect has been on the run since April 2021 after he fatally stabbed a 25 year old man in K6 Section.

Members had just knocked off duty from Phuthaditjhaba when they received information about the suspect who has just returned from Rustenburg.

They team mobilized others quickly to conduct a search operation in Kutloanong.

They went to K2 Section to look for the suspect and several houses were searched in the vicinity without success.

At about 10:00 they approached a house in K9 Section and knocked on the doors and there was no response. An observation was conducted and movements were heard inside the house.

The people inside the house were warned to open the door but they refused.

Members forced entry and searched the house.

The suspect was found hiding inside a cupboard in the kitchen and he was arrested.

The District Commissioner of Lejweleputswa, Major General Lerato Molale commended members for a sterling job even when they have just reported off duty but continued to ensure that this murder suspect was arrested to face the might of the law.

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