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One in court for murder of ANC official

Friday 22 February 2013 06:53

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Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko says a seventh suspect will appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court this morning in connection with the killing of ANC North West Regional Secretary Aubuti Chika

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko says a seventh suspect will appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court this morning in connection with the killing of ANC North West Regional Secretary Aubuti Chika(SABC)

The man suspected to have pulled the trigger in the killing of the African National Congress's Regional Secretary in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district in North West is expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court this morning.

The 38-year-old man was arrested in Johannesburg yesterday. He is the seventh suspect linked to the crime. Aubuti Chika was shot and killed at his home in Klerksdorp. The other six suspects appeared in court on Tuesday.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko says: “He is a thirty eight (38) year old man; he lives in Jouberton, originally from KZN however he was arrested in Johannesburg.  We were following up on information on the incident.”

The ANC in North West on Sunday said it is elated with continued strides in bringing the killers of the party's regional secretary in Klerksdorp, Chika, to account.

 

Three other suspects were arrested in connection with Chika's murder on Saturday. Chika was shot dead at his house on the eve of the ANC national elective conference in Mangaung last year.

 

"We reiterate our call for calm in the wake of these comforting developments so as to enable the police and courts to conclude this matter expeditiously and without hindrance. We hope Chika's wife, children and the rest of his family and relatives will soon be able to find some closure with the knowledge that barbarians who have ruthlessly cheated them of the life of their loved once would have faced the full might of the law," ANC Provincial spokesperson Kenny Morolong said.

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