Protesters in failed attempt to set alight Pikitup official with petrol

It has been alleged that five suspects have been arrested for the attempted murder of a Pikitup General Manager.

The suspects were part of protesters picketing outside Pikitup offices since last week Monday, demanding that they be employed by the City’s waste management company.

It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects assaulted the manager, dousing him with petrol and threatening to set him alight. Fortunately, the manager was able to escape.

Following the incident, the matter was reported to City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) Department; members of the Hawks, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) were subsequently notified.

Earlier,  the manager was able to positively identify the suspects, who are known to him, amongst protesters picketing outside Pikitup’s offices. The suspects were arrested on the scene and detained at the Hillbrow Police station.


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