GQEBERHA – A 45-year-old security guard was fatally wounded when intruders surprised them at an electrical depot in Swartkops during the early hours of this morning.
It is alleged that at about 00:50, two security guards were in the guard room when they noticed someone at their door. The suspects then tried to lock them inside but the guards managed to open the door. One of the guard’s managed to escape while the suspects held his colleague inside the guard room. When two shots were fired outside, the guard in the room managed to escape.
Thereafter, about 10 suspects were seen fleeing the depot. He found his colleague lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head.
Nothing was taken from the premises.
Police are investigating a case of murder.
Anyone who can assist in tracing the suspects is asked to contact D/Sgt Luyanda Maneli at SAPS Swartkops on 082 442 1683 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.
Source: South African Police Service