Burgersfort off duty police officer gunned down in his car

South African Police Service

Burgersfort off duty police officer gunned down in his car
Burgersfort off duty police officer gunned down in his car. Photo: Pixabay

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe commends the swift arrest of a 30-year-old suspect linked to the fatal shooting of an off duty Police officer in the early hours of Saturday 15 July 2023 at Maijane village in Lebowakgomo.

The suspect was arrested in Braamfontein in Gauteng Province in the afternoon by members of the task team that included South African Police Services’ Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI).

Police received the complaint at about 02:00 from the community members about a shooting incident near the local Tavern.

Upon their arrival, they found a male victim lying in his motor vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was certified dead on the scene by the paramedics.

The deceased was identified as Sergeant Terrence Kutullo Makgatho, (38), based at the Burgersfort Police Station.

A preliminary investigation by the Police received that the deceased was shot by a male suspect who then fled the scene.

Police have opened a case of murder and the motive for the murder is still being investigated.

“As the management of the South African Police Service in Limpopo we are deeply disheartened by the loss of the officer. The Sergeant still had a lot to offer to the communities of this Province. As the management we will continue to keep the bereaved family in our thoughts and prayers.

We commend this team of members for the meticulous investigation that led to the apprehension of the suspect, “concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Police investigations continue.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service