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Escapee: Petrus Moyo re-arrested . PIC Saps

Dr Emslie killer re-arrested in Lephalale

Awaiting trial prisoner, Petrus Moyo was re-arrested in the early hours on  Wednesday morning during a sting joint intelligence driven operation in Lephalale.

This is after the Police in Lephalale launched a manhunt after he [Moyo] escaped from police station holding cells on Monday night.

A foreign national, Moyo (27) was arrested in connection with the killing of Dr Werner Emslie, injuring his wife, also a Doctor during a farm attack in September 2017.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said Moyo escaped from the holding cells hours after appearing in the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court.

He was denied bail and the case was postponed to December14, 20 17, pending further investigations.

“It is alleged that on the September 20, 2017 at about 20:00, Dr Werner Emslie aged 55 was sitting outside the house on his farm at Afguns outside Lephalale when four unknown men, two armed with pistols (hand guns) attacked and shot him to death and further shot his 55 year old wife who is also a Doctor. She survived the attack with serious injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment,” said Ngoepe.

During this incident, the suspects took two hand guns (pistols) and drove away with Dr Emslie’s white Toyota double cub bakkie.

The vehicle was later found abandoned a distance away from this house.

Following this incident, a manhunt by a Dedicated Police Task Team composed of various Police Units ensued, until he was arrested on October 18 at Frankfort in the Free State Province.

He was charged with murder, housebreaking, theft and being in the country Illegally.

Ngoepe said the suspect will appear before the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of escaping from lawful custody.

The Police investigations are continuing




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