News: Police arrest suspect for alleged murder of Itsoseng Reverend

POTCHEFSTROOM Police in Itsoseng arrested a 23yearold man for the alleged murder of an 83yearold Reverend Joseph Hollanders, whose body was discovered at his house within a church premises at about 13:45 on Monday, 13 January 2020 in Bodibe Village.

According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that the victim’s body with hands and feet tiedup, was found by a community member who alerted the police. Since the incident was reported, the police have been working around the clock and managed to arrest the suspect on Wednesday night, 15 January 2020, two days after the incident was reported.

The suspect was arrested in his home in Bodibe Village and a cellphone, allegedly belonging to the Reverend, was found in his possession.

The 23yearold suspect will appear before the Itsoseng Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 17 January 2020 for a charge of murder.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, congratulated the investigating officers, for ensuring that the perpetrator was brought to book. He said the police will continue to work hard to ensure that all people are and feel safe.

Source: South African Police Service