HOSTEL MURDERS ON THE RISE

HOSTEL MURDERS ON THE RISE

Two males were murdered at Nguni and Sotho hostel in Vosloorus on Saturday 19 November, the motive of the killings is unknown and the suspects are still at large.

According to Captain Piet Rossouw, spokesperson of Vosloorus Police Station, the first incident happened at Sotho hostel at around 2:30 am last week Saturday. “It is alleged that  a 28 year-old man was in ashebeen in block M11 at Sotho hostel. The victim went outside to urinate and an unknown person came from behind and shot him and the bullet went straight through his heart. The victim died on the scene and the suspect is unknown and at large,” said Captain Rossouw.

He said the second murder occurred on the same day at around 5:00 am at Nguni hostel. “A 28 year-old man was found dead with two bullet wounds, one in the head and the other one in his body. The deceased’s body was found at the entrance of Nguni hostel along Mabaso Street,” he said.

“We appeal to the hostel izinduna’s, block leaders and hostel residents to assist with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects. We also want them to intervene in stopping the hostel killings and facilitate amicable solutions between hostel rivals,” concluded Captain Rossouw.

Captain Piet Rossouw spokesperson for Vosloorus Police Station warns the hostel residents to stop hostel killings.
Captain Piet Rossouw spokesperson for Vosloorus Police Station warns the hostel residents to stop hostel killings.