The three suspects who were arrested for allegedly killing the Mayor of Collins Chabane Municipality in the Vhembe District are expected to make the first court appearance in the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 1 August 2022.
The suspects, aged between 30 and 50, were nabbed during intensive police investigations that commenced immediately after the incident took place at Shikundu village under Saselamani policing area on Thursday night, 21 July 2022.
Soon after the shootings, in which the Mayor and his 18-year-old son were accosted by three suspects who gained access to the premises at about 19:00, the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, visited the scene and immediately assembled a team of investigators led by a Senior Officer to probe the incident.
The team succeeded in apprehending the suspects within a week.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the team for the determination they continue to manifest in probing this incident and has thanked community members for assisting the police in the fight against crime.
The suspects will face charges of murder and attempted murder.
Police investigations are continuing.