Sixth suspect linked to actor Dumisani Masilela’s case, arrested

Gauteng police have arrested a 34-year-old man who is the sixth and last suspect in the 2017 murder case of actor Dumisani Masilela.

The suspect is made his first appearance before the Benoni Magistrate Court today, 20 August 2018.

Masilela was fatally shot during a hijacking in Tembisa South. Four suspects were arrested last year while a fifth died in a robbery.

The provincial commissioner of police in Gauteng, Deliwe de Lange, has commended an intelligence-led multi-disciplinary team of investigators for its tireless efforts in making sure that all six suspects were rounded up and arrested.

“This successful arrest brought about by such meticulous investigation will go a long way in ensuring that serious and violent crimes plaguing Gauteng are reduced to their lowest level,” she said.

According to a statement released by the SAPS’s  Mathapelo Pieters, all the suspects have been positively linked to five cases: the murder of Dumisani Masilela; hijackings reported in Daveyton, Phokeng and Siyabuswa; and possession of a stolen phone.

The other suspects are expected to go on trial in the Pretoria High Court between 8 and 19 October 2018.