Two arrested following Maselesele murder

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The South African Police Service has confirmed that two suspects have been arrested following the death of former Kaizer Chiefs player Lucky Maselesele.

Two arrests have been made in connection with the murder of former Amakhosi star Maselesele after the 41-year-old was allegedly beaten to death by members of the community in Alexandra on Wednesday.

"When the police approached, the group ran away, and the police managed to apprehend two suspects," SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said, according to News24.

"It is alleged that the deceased was accused by the community of stealing electrical cables in the area. He was certified dead on the scene by the paramedics. Police are still continuing with the investigation."

Masondo also revealed that both suspects have been charged with murder, with one having already appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court where the matter was postponed for the hearing of a formal bail application. 

Meanwhile, Maselesele's former side Chiefs were among those who shared their message of condolences following news of his death.

"Kaizer Chiefs is saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s talented footballers, Lucky Maselesele," the club said in an official statement.

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