Hawks deny arrests in Karegeya case
08 January 2014, 20:34
Johannesburg - The Hawks have denied reports that arrests
have been made in connection with the murder of Rwanda's former spy chief
Patrick Karegeya, saying the case is at a sensitive stage
On Wednesday, The New Age newspaper reported that three
Rwandan nationals were arrested at a hotel in Maputo, Mozambique following the
murder of Karegeya in a Sandton hotel last week.
According to the newspaper, a private investigator said the
three were part of a hit squad targeting Rwandan opposition members.
However, the SABC later quoted Hawks spokesperson Paul
Ramaloko as saying that no arrests had been made at this stage. He further
cautioned against the mention of individual names, saying there was a lot of
sensitive information which needed to be verified before being released.
Ramaloko added that the Hawks were working closely with their Rwandan and Mozambican
counterparts, and would brief the media at the appropriate time.