Three people arrested in connection with the killing of a Cape Town man in front of his child are expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The three suspects, aged between 24 and 25, were arrested on Thursday in Khayelitsha.

The 41-year-old father was shot and killed at his home in Thornton last Monday. According to police, three people fled the scene in a vehicle with cloned number plates.

“With the assistance of the vehicle hire company, the silver Toyota Yaris was identified and tracked to Khayelitsha, where members of our National Intervention Unit spotted the vehicle and apprehended the three occupants, aged 24, 25 and 25.

“All three are detained for the murder in Thornton, while the 24-year-old suspect also face an additional charge for the possession of drugs,” said Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut.

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The vehicle was also linked to burglary cases in Grassy Park and Somerset West.

While all three are due to appear at Goodwood Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder on Monday, the additional drug charge will be heard in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court.

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