A 25 year old man is facing a charge of business robbery and murder after three unknown gunmen stormed in a local restaurant at Savoy Complex in Mthatha on 25 October 2019, at about 21:00.
It is alleged that the said suspects approached the cashiers’ desk and pointed them with firearms and all the employees took cover in the restaurant. One of the suspects followed a waitress to a table where a 49 year old customer was seated and pointed a firearm at the waitress.
A struggle ensued between the suspect and the customers who tried to rescue the waitress. The 49 year old man was shot and killed by the suspect during that struggle. The other two suspects held the cashiers at gunpoint and managed to flee with an undisclosed amount of money.
The third suspect was arrested by the customers and disarmed. His 9mm Luger pistol with serial number erased and 12 rounds of ammunition were seized.
He will be caused to appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court on Monday 28 October 2019.
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