Taxi owner shot dead during supermarket robbery, Vosman

South African Police Service

Taxi owner shot dead during supermarket robbery, Vosman
Taxi owner shot dead during supermarket robbery, Vosman

Police are requesting the community to assist with information that may lead to the arrest of a group of suspects who brutally shot and killed a 62-year-old taxi owner during a business robbery at Vosman near Witbank around 17:30 on Saturday, 21 August 2021.

The said business robbery incident reportedly occurred in the presence of other shoppers. It is said that a group of armed suspects stormed into the supermarket at a Mall in Vosman on the day where people inside the supermarket were held at gunpoint. Multiple gunshots were reportedly fired and it was later discovered that the taxi owner, who was among the people at the shop, was shot at.

The suspects then fled the scene.

The matter was then reported to the authorities and the man was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics. Meanwhile, the police at Vosman opened a business robbery case with additional charge of murder hence the launch of manhunt for suspects. The investigation is underway and currently nothing seems to have been reportedly taken during this robbery.

The man was later identified by his family as Mr Jan Mahlangu and currently the SAPS members are hard at work to find those responsible for his death.

Anyone who can assist in the investigation may contact the Branch Commander, Colonel One Thobejane at 082 372 2195 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

Alternatively members of the public can send information via MySAPS APP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service