There has been a breakthrough in the murder investigation of four men who were killed in the Witzenberg town of Tulbagh.

Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Unit Detectives arrested a man in connection with the murders on Tuesday.

The suspect is a Lesotho national and is in the country illegally.

On Saturday the 25th of June , it’s understood that gunmen approached the victims who had attended a gathering at a home, and opened fire.

Four men were killed, a fifth man was injured, and three others managed to escape unharmed.

Police launched a 72-hour activation plan and put up a 100-thousand Rand reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut says the man will appear in court on Thursday.

“Detectives attached to the Western Cape Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Unit pursued all avenues and conducted their search for a known drug dealer in the local Marikana informal settlement which resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old undocumented Lesotho national. The suspect is scheduled to make his court appearance in Tulbagh¬† where he will face four murder charges and one attempted murder charge”.