6 Suspects Arrested in Connection With Kaizer Chiefs Player Luke Fleurs’ Death

6 Suspects Arrested in Connection With Kaizer Chiefs Player Luke Fleurs’ Death

  • The South African Police Service has arrested six people for slain Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs' murder
  • Fleurs was hijacked and killed after driving his Golf 8 GTI into a petrol station in Johannesburg on 3 April
  • South Africans were impressed by the SAPS' work and lauded them, calling on them to keep up the momentum of catching criminals

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6 suspects were arrested in connection with the death of Luke Fleurs
Mzansi was happy after six suspects were busted for Luke Fleurs' murder. Images: Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images and AaronAmat
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JOHANNESBURG – Six suspects in connection with the murder of Kaizer Chiefs footballer Luke Fleurs have been arrested. South Africans were impressed with the South African Police Service's dedication to apprehending the suspects.

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6 suspects arrested for Luke Fleurs' death

According to IOL, the police made a breakthrough after the police commissioner in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Tommy Mthombeni, appointed a team to find the suspects. They were found in Slovoville in Soweto on the morning of 10 April. Fleurs' car was already found stripped two days ago. Police also believe the suspects, who will appear before the Roodepoort Magistrates Court on 12 April, are part of a syndicate.

South Africans salute the SAPS

Netizens were bowled over by the police, who rapidly acted to catch the suspects who allegedly killed Luke Fleurs.

Kika Masentle Silva said:

"Best news ever. At least the family can get closure."

Ndwakhuzlu Edwin Ramabulana said:

"Good news. Good work recently by the SAPS."

Pondoza TheBuilder Mabena said:

"We have to acknowledge our police when they do good work. Well done, SAPS."

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Teballo Tee said:

"SAPS is making me proud recently. The problem is these court processes that run for over 17 years before reaching the verdict."

Mboniseni Roger Shabalala said:

"Good news. Cheers to SAPS."

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In a similar article, Briefly News reported that 15 suspects were arrested in connection with the Fort Hare University murders.

The university's fleet manager, Petrus Roets, and vice-chancellor, Professor Sakhele Buhlungu's bodyguard, Richard Vesele, were gunned down in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za