2 Men and their 3 body guards gunned down, 8 suspects sought, Tsolo

South African Police Service

2 Men and their 3 body guards gunned down, 8 suspects sought, Tsolo
2 Men and their 3 body guards gunned down, 8 suspects sought, Tsolo

About eight (8) suspected killers of an alleged business person and four other people believed to be a brother and body guards ages unknown, are on the run after a brutal attack on the five on Friday afternoon, 9 June 2023 at about 17:15 on the N2 national road, near Tsolo junction.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two vehicles a Mercedes Benz and Toyota double cab were driving on the N2 national road towards Qumbu direction when about eight gun wielding suspects appeared and started firing gunshots to the occupants of the two vehicles.

During the incident, three deceased believed to be body guards who were escorting the driver of the Mercedes Benz were disarmed by the suspects and all their firearms and cellphones taken away.

Both the driver of the Mercedes Benz together with his passenger described as his brother, allegedly died at the crime scene.

The unidentified suspects allegedly escaped in their vehicles, a double cab Ford Ranger and single cab Toyota bakkie towards the direction of Qumbu. The circumstances which led to the shooting are currently under investigation.

Police have registered five murder cases and armed robbery.

No arrest made at this stage.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has expressed shock at the brutal killing of the five people and has ordered an immediate pursuit and arrest of the culprits.

“This is nothing but an act of brutality by heartless criminals who have no regard for human lives. I can assure everyone, the suspects can run but they will be found and made to account for their deadly activities” Lieutenant General Mene said.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible for these killings, is kindly requested to please make contact with Tsolo and Qumbu Police Stations or call the crime stop number 08600 10111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service