Police in Nelson Mandela Bay are searching for murder suspects in two separate incidents which took place over the weekend in Kwadwesi and Algoa Park respectively.

In the first incident, it is alleged that on Friday evening, 22 October 2021 at about 19:20, two brothers and the DJ of a tavern were standing in a container waiting for the owner to return from the toilet. An unknown male approached and started shooting at the trio. One person managed to run away while the other two males were fatally shot. The deceased were identified as Luvo Sokhuphe (32), shot multiple times and Mgcineni Mbalula (29) shot in the head.

The incident took place in a container behind the tavern in Mnandi Street in Joe Slovo.

Police are investigating two cases of murder and one attempted murder. Anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to contact D/W/O Wayne Du Preez at SAPS Kwadwesi on 082 442 0964. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

In the second incident, the owner of a liquor store was gunned down outside his store as he was about to open it yesterday morning, 23 October 2021. It is alleged that at about 08:55, an unknown male approached the owner, Johan Meyer (51) and fired multiple shots before running away. The incident took place in front of the store in Sidwell Avenue, Sidwell.

A case of murder is under investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing the suspect is asked to contact D/W/O Errol Kleinhans on 083 243 4567 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.

In both incidents, the suspects and motive for the murders are unknown.

Source: South African Police Service

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