The Tshilwavhusiku police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down the suspects who randomly started shooting at three men returning home from a local tavern at Muduluni, in the Kutama area, last Saturday night (28 October).
Police spokesperson Brig Hlulani Mashaba said reports indicated that the victims had been walking home from the tavern at approximately 22:00 when they had been accosted by three armed suspects. “The victims ran in different directions, but two of them were shot at. Fortunately, they survived and are currently receiving medical treatment. The third man escaped unharmed,” Mashaba said.
The motive for the attack is still unknown, but the police have opened two counts of attempted murder.
Provincial Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe said the community’s co-operation could play a crucial role in helping the police bring those responsible to justice. They are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed the incident or have information on the suspects to come forward to assist the police with their investigation.
Community leader Mr Thomas Maingo has called for calm and urged the community, who are angry about the incident, to give the police a chance to investigate the matter. “It is natural for people to feel angry, but don’t let your emotions get carried away. We have asked the police to speed up the investigation, as we now fear mob justice, but until then, we will be assisting them where we can with information that could help in this case. We need peace in this area, and the only way this can come about is when we as the community work hand in glove with the police,” he said.
Anyone with information can call the investigating officer, W/O Willy Serongwa, on 071 675 9535. Alternatively, they can call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111, go to their nearest police station, or report it via the MySAPS app.
Date:02 November 2023
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror in 2000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.