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The number of suspects in connection with N2 cop killing is down to two

Following the killing of warrant officer Petrus Holz who was stabbed to death yesterday after stopping on the side of the highway to change two flat tyres, police confirms the arrest of two suspects.

John Maytham spoke to Major-General Jeremy Vearey, Acting Provincial Police Commissioner in the Western Cape about the progress on the case:

According to Major General Jeremy Veary, three males out of the five that was detained this morning have been identified as strong suspects. The two have been kept for further investigations.

He further said that the camera footage from the crime scene (although not clear) indicated two males involvement in the killing of officer Holz.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

Read reports from this morning below:

It has been confirmed that a total of seven people have been taken in for questioning following the murder of a Hawks officer on N2 highway.

According to Major General Jeremy Veary, Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Detective Services, two 22-year-old men have been identified as strong suspects and have been kept for further questioning.

The Hawks and all the units involved questioned several people in an attempt to reconstruct the events. In the initial process, a first five people were brought in for questioning. A further two males were then held for detention and questioning. I want to clarify that they have not been charged as yet.

Major General Jeremy Veary, Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Detective Services

The Hawks official Petrus Holz (50), was attached to the Commercial Crimes Unit.

He was stabbed to death on Wednesday morning after pulling over on the side of the road to attend to two punctured tyres.

Vearey confirmed there was an obstruction on the road which had caused the punctures.

While the exact motives are unclear, it’s believed it was a robbery.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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