EASTERN CAPE – Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Nomthetheleli Mene has immediately ordered police to hunt down the suspect responsible for the fatal shooting of two people and injury to at least another three persons in a tavern in Maqhinebeni A/A Mthatha.
It is alleged that late on Saturday evening, 05 August 2023 at about 23:55, an unknown gunman entered the tavern and started shooting at patrons. At this stage police managed to trace five victims that were shot. One person died on the scene while another died in hospital. The three injured (two males and a female) were transported by private transport to hospital.
The deceased, a male (40) and a female, is yet to be identified.
Police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.
Anyone who can assist in tracing the suspect is asked to contact SAPS Mthatha, D/Col Wele Victor Nani on 079 509 0756 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous. Police are also appealing to other people who may have been in the tavern and were also shot, to contact D/Col Nani.
Lt Gen Mene is urging the community’s assistance in tracing the suspect as soon as possible. ‘The community plays a pivotal role in assisting police on the whereabouts of criminals. These criminals are living among the communities and we need them to be our ‘eyes and ears’ in order to arrest perpetrators such as this and to bring them to justice. Innocent people are being targeted and we cannot allow such a cold hearted criminal to roam our streets and cause more harm to law abiding citizens. Therefore, he must be arrested in the shortest time possible,’ added Lt Gen Mene.
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