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Six people arrested for murder of Kaizer Chiefs player

SIX people have been arrested in connection with the hijacking and murder of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said the suspects were traced to and arrested in Slovoville, Soweto, in the early hours of the morning.

Masondo said Fleurs’ vehicle, which had already been stripped, had been recovered on Monday.

Fleurs, 24, was killed during a hijacking last week at a petrol station on the corner of 14th Avenue and Hendrik Potgieter Drive, in Roodepoort, in his red VW Golf 8 GTI.

Masondo said at the time that the soccer player was confronted by two armed males who drove a white BMW 1 series.

News24 reported that the men held Fleurs at gunpoint, ordered him to get out of the vehicle and shot him in his upper body.

One of the men left in Fleurs’ car and the other followed in the BMW.

Masondo said a team led by the Gauteng deputy police commissioner of crime detection, Major-General Mbuso Khumalo, worked around the clock to ensure the suspects were brought to book.

“Police believe that the suspects are part of a syndicate that is responsible for car hijackings in Gauteng, and the search for more suspects is continuing,” he said.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Image (Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo confirms six people have been arrested in connection with the murder).

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