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Suspect in Hanover Park double murder to appear in court

The suspect was arrested at a rehabilitation institute in Strandfontein after two men were gunned down.

FILE: Hanover Park has been gripped by gang violence over the past two weeks, with fatal shootings being reported daily. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town man is expected to appear in court on Monday in connection with a double murder in Hanover Park.

The suspect was arrested at a rehabilitation institute in Strandfontein after two men were gunned down earlier this week.

Hanover Park has been gripped by gang violence over the past two weeks, with fatal shootings being reported daily.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says the 38-year-old man, charged with murder, was nabbed during a patrol which forms part of the police's Operation Combat.

"A manhunt was launched immediately [after the murders] and information on the suspect's whereabouts was received."

Recently, the Hanover Park Clinic was forced to temporarily shut its doors as patient and staff security was threatened.

Police officers have also been deployed to at least three schools located near the area where a turf war is ongoing.