A 30-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 in connection with the fatal killing of Sergeant Malose Percival Libelo who was stationed at Steenberg Police Station.
Libelo,38, was found lying in the street, shot in the head in front of Basmillian shop in Disa Street, Capricorn on Sunday.
Libelo was off-duty when he was murdered.
In a statement on Thursday, the Hawks said Hawks National Priority Violent Crime team together with National Intervention Unit acted promptly on information relating to the murder of the Sergeant Libelo.
“Upon their search, they then discovered the official firearm belonging to the deceased. Subsequently, the 30-year-old suspect linked through information received, was arrested and charged with murder.”
The suspect is expected to appear in the Simon’s Town Magistrate Court on Friday, 16 April 2021.