JOHANNESBURG- The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Driekop have arrested five suspects (5) aged between 21 and 30 after the incident occurred when six mine workers were set alight on their way to Modikwa platinum mine on Monday evening.
Investigations indicated that the Segweka Bus Service was collecting Modikwa Platinum Mine workers on night shift, between 20:00 and 21:00 on Monday night, 2 April, after five unknown suspects pretended to be mine workers as they got onto the bus then later set it alight and fled.
In a statement, the high level investigation team was established to track down the arrested suspects as they spent two sleepless nights after the incident was reported.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo has revealed that, two suspects were arrested on Tuesday evening while three were arrested on Wednesday.
They five suspects will appear at the Mecklenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of attempted murder, six counts of murder and malicious damage to property.
Meanwhile, the process of identifying the six deceased had commenced, the motive for the attack was not yet clear.
Police investigations are still underway and more arrest cannot be ruled.