Rival gangs appear in court

BRONVILLE – Following the arrest of rival IJP and Al Qaeda gang members by Welkom Anti-Gang Unit in Bronville, 4 suspects belonging to IJP gang have appeared at Welkom Magistrates’ Court for a case of murder. Their case was postponed to Tuesday, 24 March 2020 for bail application and they remain in custody. They are Siyambonga “Lily” Joja 19, Letlatsa Lehula 22, Aphelele “Ranzo” Njilo 21, Motanyane Khotseng 26.

In addition, the other two aged 26 and 31 who were later arrested in the same case will appear today. They are also alleged IJP gang members. The other seven arrested ‘Al Qaeda’ gang members will appear in court tomorrow, 19 March 2020 for cases ranging from arson, malicious damage to property and possession of dangerous weapon.

Members of Welkom Anti-Gang Unit are still working on these cases and look forward to arresting more of the involved suspects. Two others were released by the police during investigation as they could not be possibly linked to the cases.

Source: South African Police Service