More arrests due for Klapmuts cop murder

Officer Steven Britz was gunned down in a brazen attack late last month.

Hundreds of people came to pay tribute to Warrant officer Steven Britz on 23 April 2014. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Hawks say more suspects could be arrested in connection with the murder of Klapmuts Warrant Officer Steven Britz, who was killed during a brazen attack on the Klapmuts police station late last month.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega comforts the slain officer's widow during his memorial service on 23 April 2014. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

His attackers fled with stolen firearms.

While the latest report reveals a fifth suspect has been arrested, a suspended officer and three other men have already appeared in the Paarl Magistrates Court in connection with the murder.

The Hawks' Paul Ramoloko says, "We are not ruling out the possibility of more arrests but we will be guided by our investigations as they continue."

Policeman officer Luvuyo Ndevu and co-accused Anele Pantsi were arrested just days after the murder and their alleged accomplices Khayelethu Walker and Mlinde Maliso were taken into custody about three weeks ago.

Ndevu was working at the same station as Britz, but at the time of his arrest it emerged he had been suspended.

The matter will resume later this month, where the suspects will apply for bail.