Brother arrested for Meiringspark murder

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - A murder in Meiringspark on Thursday 1 October emanated from a domestic squabble between two brothers.

Col Adéle Myburgh, police spokesperson, confirmed on Friday 2 October that the older brother of the deceased man was arrested in an open field in Adamayview.

It is alleged that the two brothers, aged 32 and 27, argued in their parent’s home in Pecan Street when the eldest brother allegedly took his father’s firearm and shot his brother several times all over the body. “The motive for the incident is yet to be determined and the suspect was expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Monday 5 October on a charge of murder,’’ Myburgh said.

Separate charges under the Firearms Control Act, failure to lock away a firearm in a prescribed safe and failure to keep keys to such safe in safe custody are being investigated. The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lt Genl Sello Kwena, congratulated the police officers for their speedy response in arresting the suspect.

He reminds that the Firearm Amnesty period, which began on 1 August until 31 January 2021, provides for the surrendering of illegal/unwanted firearms, ammunition and/or firearm parts by persons and institutions during the amnesty.