In Kuruman, the Northern Cape- A 38-year-old man sought for the March murder of a police officer has been arrested, according to police.

The arrested was made on Tuesday, after the man’s six-month search.

The man allegedly used a sword to stab 29-year-old Sergeant Nontombi Hope Manie to death on March 2, 2019. At the time, Manie was attending a social gathering at Surrender Hill, when a fight broke out.

Lynda Steyn , Police spokesperson Warrant Officer said the Hawks’ Serious Organized Crime Investigation Unit arrested the man during a joint operation with the Flying Squad, Kuruman police and the local neighborhood watch.

“The suspect’s pictures were widely circulated on various media platforms, recently resulting in the public giving information [about] his whereabouts,” Steyn said.

Reports previously indicate that the man is believed to be from Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, with ties to the Transkei, Port Elizabeth and East London.

The man faces a charge of murder and is expected to appear in the Kuruman Magistrates’ Court soon.


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