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Two men arrested for the murder of well-known Mpumalanga attorney

23 October 2020

Mpumalanga Correspondent/PretoriaLIVE

NELSPRUIT – Two men aged 26 and 30 have been arrested in connection with the murder of a White River, Mpumalanga, attorney whose lifeless body was found inside his house on Monday.

The Hawks spokesperson Mpumalanga Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the Nelspruit Serious Organised Crime Investigation team assisted by Nelspruit and White River detectives arrested the two men on Thursday at Kabokweni.

“The deceased was allegedly shot and killed during a house robbery at Plaston wherein the suspects managed to steal cellphones, an Ipad, jewellery and a sewing machine,” said Captain Ramovha.

On Thursday the joint police team received information of a transaction to sell off the stolen loot.

“The Hawks together with the detectives swiftly assembled and dashed to the meeting place where they managed to observe the transaction, which led to the arrest of the suspects,” said Captain Ramovha.

“One cellular phone, an Apple Ipad and the sewing machine which were all positively linked to the case were seized during the operation. The men are expected to appear in the White River Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Investigations are still continuing.”

The slain attorney has been reported as Gerrit Stander, 38, who was employed at Swanepoel & Partners in Mbombela.