Fourth suspect in Motherwell cop's murder was close to her

DECEMBER 3, 2015

Speculation is rife as to the identity of the fourth suspect arrested by Port Elizabeth police in connection with the brutal killing of an off-duty Motherwell policewoman, Constable Nomathamsanqa Ivy Tsitsi, early in November, after police hinted that he was very close to the deceased.

The SAPS in Motherwell on Wednesday morning announced that they had arrested a 36 year-old suspect after his attendance of the fallen cop's Memorial Service, which was held on Tuesday in KwaZakhele Township in Port Elizabeth.

He is expected in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Thursday morning  facing a charge of murder - and only after that will he be named.

Constable Tsitsi, 36, gunned down as she arrived at her home in Mcelu Street, NU8, Motherwell, after working night shift when an unknown male approached her and fired several shots towards her vehicle, a black Citroen, on 12 November. 

Three suspects, Msindisi Bhebhula, Thembani Rorwana and Ndiphe Soqokomashe, were all arrested in the city between Friday and Sunday and were remanded in custody on Monday by the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court until the 12th of January 2016.

On Wednesday, Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant  General Celiwe Binta,expressed her satisfaction with the swift arrest of the four suspects.

“This shows our commitment to ensure that those who attack and kill police officials will be brought to book,” she said. 

 

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