Two more suspects have been arrested for the murder of a Cape Town biker who was killed when her motorcycle broke down under a bridge on the N1 highway a week ago.

The woman, identified as Zelda van Niekerk, was shot in the stomach and succumbed to her injuries after being rushed to hospital.

Western Cape police confirmed the arrests were made on Friday.

Speaking to News24, police spokesperson FC Van Wyk, said two men, aged 22 and 34-years-old respectively, were arrested in the northern suburb of Kensington.

Cape Town Metro Police apprehended one suspect on the day of van Niekerk’s murder following a tip off. They found a gun at a residence which is also located in Kensington, close to where van Niekerk was murdered.

On inspection of the house, a .38chrome special revolver was found on top of a wardrobe, as well as 10 rounds of live ammunition. Various bank cards and a driver’s license were also discovered in a dustbin in the residence.

It was confirmed that the cards belonged to van Niekerk. The suspects will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

READ: Motorcyclists rally to protest murder of biker woman

Picture: Unsplash

Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.