The Bloemfontein Tactical Response Team (TRT), operating collectively with the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, captured a notorious gang member in Mangaung Bloemfontein.
On Thursday, the 8th of October, members followed a crime intelligence-led message on the location of a wanted BTK gang member identified as “Sarita” for two counts of murder.
The suspect was discovered hiding at his mother’s house in Rocklands and captured.
The suspect and his gang members ambushed and killed two adolescents in Mafora Section, Mangaung, in 2016.
After the incident, the group was discovered and found hiding at a shack with clothes full of blood and dangerous weapons. All were captured, but the case against him was withdrawn, pending availability of DNA results.
Other gang members were connected to the crime and are now serving a sentence.
A warrant of arrest was assigned for “Sarita” after DNA results were obtained, and he has been wanted since until his capture today.
Masithembe Ngovela, 28, also known as Sarita, will appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Friday the 09th of October 2020. He will be joined by another accused, which is still on trial facing two counts of murder.