POTCHEFSTROOM– Police in Boitekong launched a manhunt for three men who are allegedly involved in a fatal shooting of a mother, her daughter and injuring the son.
It is alleged that in the early hours of Sunday morning, 15 August 2021, the suspects were seen at a shebeen in Sondela Informal Settlement near Boitekong, Rustenburg. A while later, a 27-year-old victim, who is the daughter to a 48-year-old shebeen owner, left to go home. The suspects reportedly followed her. The victim was confronted by one of the suspects and that led to a scuffle. Upon becoming aware of the incident, the mother and her son left the shebeen in an attempt to go and rescue the daughter. One of the suspects allegedly drew a firearm and fired several shots at the victims that resulted in fatally wounding the shebeen owner and her daughter and injuring the 23-year-old son.
Upon arrival of the police at the scene, the two women’s bodies were found lying in the middle of the street. Several 9mm empty cartridges were found at the scene. The 23-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage and no arrest has been effected.
Investigation into the matter is underway and police urge anyone who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Sethunya Tobokane of Boitekong Detective Services on 073 393 7413. Alternatively, Crime Stop can be contacted on 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via My SAPS Application. All information received will be treated with confidentiality and informers may opt to remain anonymous.
Source: South African Police Service