NELSPRUIT – Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a suspect following a horrific incident in which four people were shot at Mhluzi near Middelburg in the early hours of today, Sunday 31 January 2021. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries while the other three were taken to hospital where they are fighting for their lives. Amongst them, is a female police Sergeant, who was off-duty at the time of the incident.
Police were notified of this shooting which took place at Riverside Section in Mhluzi and upon arrival, they found a 39-year-old male victim with bullet wounds on his upper body. The man who has now been identified as Sipho Samuel Magagula, was unfortunately certified dead at the scene. While still at the scene, police were further informed about three other victims who were also shot but taken to hospital for medical treatment. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage.
Police believe that Bongani Willken Mkhomazi can assist them in their investigation and is therefore requested to urgently contact them. The public is also urged to notify police of his whereabouts.
Anyone with information that can help in the investigation is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Trinity Masemola at 083 246 3552 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via My SAPS App.
Source: South African Police Service