UPDATE: On 13 September 2021, an East London based team of the Hawks arrested and charged an additional suspect aged 24 for Sergeant Dastile’s murder. He was tracked and traced to a hospital in Cape Town where he is being treated for gunshot wounds that he allegedly suffered in a shootout on 10 September 2021.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Zwelitsha Magistrates’ Court as soon as he is discharged from hospital where he is under police guard. His alleged accomplice, Kwanga Nojaholo (36) is still in custody and will reappear on 30 September 2021.