Two police officers arrested for Westbury murder
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Two police officers arrested for Westbury murder

Two police officers have been arrested on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice in Westbury.


The breakthrough was made by the multi-disciplinary task team, deployed in Westbury as part of the stabilisation intervention announced by Police Minister, Bheki Cele.

Cele, along with the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole, visited the community a week ago, in the wake of violent protests to demand police act against drug and gang-related crimes. 

Members of various SAPS units, including Crime Intelligence, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Tactical Response Teams, Public Order Police, Visible Policing and an investigative task team have since been deployed in the streets of Westbury.

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National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo says the two officers - Warrant Officer Wynand Steyn and Sergeant Tom Keet - had allegedly concealed critical evidence after they were the first to attend to the murder scene in July when 21-year-old Bradley Sauls was shot and killed while walking down a street. 

Naido says the arrests of the policemen bring to seven the number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder.

"There is also a departmental investigation running concurrently against the two policemen," Naidoo says.

Naidoo says more arrests are expected.

The two police officers are expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

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