Five suspects arrested at Pikitup offices for attempted murder

06 September 2018
Release: Immediate
This afternoon, I was informed of the arrest of five suspects for the attempted murder of a Pikitup General
Manager.
The suspects were part of protesters picketing outside Pikitup offices since Monday, demanding that they
be employed by the City’s waste management company.
It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects assaulted the manager, dousing him with petrol and threatening
to set him alight. Fortunately, the manager was able to escape.
Following the incident, the matter was reported to City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS)
Department; members of the Hawks, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Johannesburg
Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) were subsequently notified.
Early today, the manager was able to positively identify the suspects, who are known to him, from
protesters picketing outside Pikitup’s offices. The suspects were arrested on the scene and are being
detained at the Hillbrow Police station. They are expected to appear before the Hillbrow Magistrates’ Court
tomorrow.
I would like to thank our law enforcement agencies who jointly worked to apprehend the suspects.
I pray that the authorities in our criminal justice system will ensure that the suspects meet the full might of
the law. No one is above the law.
The City will continue to engage with our law enforcement authorities so as to provide all support needed
to secure a conviction.
Cllr Herman Mashaba
Executive Mayor
City of Joburg

A City of Johannesburg Press Statement by Herman Mashaba – Five suspects arrested at Pikitup offices for attempted murder

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