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Suspects appear in court for the murder of Doctor Michael Isabelle

The suspects were arrested by the Serious and Violent Crime, Murder and Robbery unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS) on March 21.

The two suspect, Gordon Matwetwe Muningi (50) and Tebogo Thutlwa (48) who were arrested in connection to the murder of a medical doctor in Dobsonville, made their first appeared at the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on March 25.

The case has been postponed to April 02 for further investigations.

The accused are charged with two counts of murder, four counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, malicious damage to property, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and defeating the administration of justice.

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“Doctor Michael Isabelle was shot at his surgery practice on Februry 26 after three man arrived at the surgery pretending to be seeking medical attention for their friend.

“Once inside the consultation room, they allegedly attacked Isabelle and a shootout ensued, where one of the assailants was shot and is said to have later died,” said NPO Regional spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane.

They then fled the scene using a vehicle belonging to the receptionist.

The suspects were arrested by the Serious and Violent Crime, Murder and Robbery unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS) on March 21.

According to the police media statement, investigations were conducted and evidence was collected for further analysis.

The two suspects were then arrested at their homes in Alexandra where some of the victim’s belongings were found and two unlicensed firearms seized.

The duo allege that the third suspect was shot by the doctor during the robbery and that he died in the car when they were fleeing the scene.

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They further allege that they dumped his body and informed his family where to find him before they burned the car.

The investigation team including members from Soweto K9, SAPS Orlando, Gauteng Traffic Police and JMPD are still following up on information regarding the third suspect as well as the vehicle.

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