POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered that a well-coordinated manhunt be launched for the suspect(s) who murdered a 34-year-old man execution style in front of his gate at Ntwane Maswikaneng village under Dennilton policing area on Wednesday 01 February 2023.
It is alleged that the victim had arrived home just after midnight, driving in a vehicle when he was shot at point blank in front of his home gate.
Police members on patrol duties responded to a complaint of shooting incident and on arrival at the scene they found the victim in a pool of blood inside his motor vehicle, a Toyota Avanza.
Preliminary probe conducted at the scene indicated that the assailants shot the victim several times at point blank.
“These killers must be hunted down until they are caught and brought to book,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
“This incident has clearly sent cold waves to the local community and I want to assure everyone that the Police are doing everything to find the killers. Just like the Mokopane incident in which two people were shot at point blank and killed while sitting in a motor vehicle, the suspects were ultimately arrested. Even in this case, the assailants will be arrested.” Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.
The motive for the incident will be determined by the unfolding investigations.
We are appealing to anyone who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) to contact Lieutenant Colonel Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501 or Warrant Officer Phaladi Makola on 082 749 2233, the Crime Stop number 0860010111, the nearest Police or send information via MySAPSApp. The reporter may opt to remain anonymous.
Source: South African Police Service