Two arrests in murder cases

Two suspects handed themselves over to police, on Wednesday March 20, in connection with a triple murder and attempted murder in Lavender Hill, on Saturday March
16.

Cousins Nizaam Abrahams, 19, and Keewan Petersen, 16, and mother of two young girls Simone Fortune, 22, known as Mona, were shot, on the corner of St Bonniface and St Bazil streets, St Montague Village, Lavender Hill (“How many more lives”, Southern Mail, March
20).

Sergeant Wesley Twigg, spokesperson for Steenberg SAPS, said: “The two suspects came to Steenberg SAPS with their lawyer who handed them over to the police.

“Once charged the suspects will make a court appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.”

Traumatised family and supportive community members crowded the streets of Lavender Hill at a memorial service held for the three young people on Sunday March 17.

The shootings happened a little more than a week after Minister of Police Bheki Cele hosted a ministerial imbizo in the area (“No military assistance in Lavender Hill”, Southern Mail, March 13).

The funeral of Nizaam was held on Monday March 18 and Keewan’s funeral was on Saturday March 23. Simone’s funeral will be held on Friday March
29.