Friday, 7 December 2007

Four held for Marloth murder

06/12/2007 21:33 - (SA)

Johannesburg - Four men were arrested for murder and house robbery in Marloth Park near Komatipoort on Thursday, Mpumalanga police said.

Captain Leonard Hlathi said the men were linked to the murder of Rudi Harris, 55, who was shot dead at his house during a robbery.

The four also were linked to a number of house robberies in Marloth Park.

Hlathi said Harris was shot dead while he was wrestling with a man for a gun.

The man had entered his house armed with an AK 47.

While they were wrestling, one of the gunman's three accomplices fired a shot at Harris, killing him instantly.

The four, aged between 18 and 26, are from Komatipoort and will appear in the Komatipoort Periodical Court on Tuesday.


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