Two arrested for last week's mystery murder in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Two suspects, aged 20 and 50 years old, will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel  Priscilla Naidu; "It is alleged that on [Wednesday last week], Thembinkosi Faku (late 20’s) was gunned down in his room in Sigcawu Street, in Walmer location.

"The owner of the house heard gunshots and asked her neighbour to investigate. Three men were seen leaving the Faku’s room, which is situated at the back of the house."

On Tuesday, members of the Port Elizabeth Flying Squad and Walmer police acted on a tip off’ of an illegal firearm at a house in Ncukuthu Street, in Walmer location.

"Two suspects were arrested for the alleged murder of Faku and a .357 Magnum revolver was also confiscated by police. The suspects were detained at SAPS Walmer," said Colonel Naidu.

"Police are urging communities not to be silent about crime and criminal activities in their areas but to report anything suspicious to them.

"Together we need to stand resolute in the fight  against crime and by working together, we can make our communities safer. Information may be volunteered anonymously and all information will be treated as confidential."