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4th suspect arrested in PTA cop murder

Captain Kenneth Poortman was hijacked and stabbed to death nearly a week ago.

FILE. Three other men arrested in connection with his murder appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Picture :Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have confirmed a fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Pretoria police officer.

Captain Kenneth Poortman was hijacked and stabbed to death, and his body found along the Mabopane Highway nearly a week ago.

His firearm was also stolen.

Three other men arrested in connection with his murder appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says the latest suspect was cornered in the Pretoria CBD on New Year's Day.

"He was arrested yesterday morning and will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday on charges of murder, kidnapping and hijacking."

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