Woman found shot dead in her vehicle, Machadodorp

South African Police Service

Woman found shot dead in her vehicle, Machadodorp
Woman found shot dead in her vehicle, Machadodorp

Police in Mpumalanga are looking for suspect(s) who murdered a 33-year-old woman on 2 July 2021, at Machadodorp.

According to information reported, police were informed of a vehicle parked next to the road in a veld near Rietfontein Farm with a woman inside, seemingly unconscious. The police responded and rushed to the scene, where upon arrival, found a yellow VW Polo with a woman in the driver’s seat with gunshot wounds.

Medical personnel were notified about the incident and on arrival, the woman was certified dead. She was identified as Nompumelelo Patricia Malaza. According to her family, Nompumelelo, who was employed by a reputable bank in Sabie, was on her way to Carolina to visit her brother.

A case of murder was opened and the matter is currently being investigated.

The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage as nothing was stolen from the vehicle. Her belongings including, wallets as well as her handbag and a laptop were found inside the vehicle.

Police call on members of the public with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) to contact Detective Sergeant Busani Johannes Mnisi on 082 798 0758 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111.

Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPS APP.

Information received will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service