Police arrest six over murder of S’African footballer, Fleurs


South African police, on Wednesday, said they have arrested six suspects for the murder of footballer, Luke Fleurs, who played for popular Johannesburg club, Kaizer Chiefs.

The 24-year-old defender was gunned down last week as he refilled his car at a gas station in a northwestern suburb of the city, in the latest incident to shock the crime-ridden nation.

“Police have arrested six suspects for the alleged hijacking and murder,” police spokesman, Mavela Masondo (SAPS), said.

Authorities have said Fleurs was waiting to be served at a petrol station in his Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI when he was confronted by two men, who ordered him out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

Once he got out of his car, they shot him before driving away in his vehicle.

Masondo said the arrests were made on Wednesday in Johannesburg southwestern township of Soweto — two days after detectives recovered Fleurs’s car.

Investigation believe the suspects are part of a crime syndicate responsible for other car hijackings in Johannesburg’s Gauteng province.