42-Year-old male murdered in Veeplaas

KWAZAKELE: "SAPS is making a call on our community to report illegal firearms and to give information of suspects committing crimes involving firearms" said the Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie after yet another person was found killed in the streets.

This followed after the body of the 42-year-old Ludwe Papu was found in Kani Street, Veeplaas last night at 20:45. Papu was found with a fatal gunshot wound to his head. He was a security guard that was off duty when the incident happened.

A case of murder was opened at Kwazakele SAPS and is investigated by the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation team.

Any person with information that could assist police in this investigation can contact Lieutenant Colonel Willie Mayi at 082 697 5914.

General Rabie has expressed his concerns about the sudden spike of murders committed with firearms in the past week and added "We (SAPS) will work round the clock to get the perpetrators in these recent murders, but our community must break the silence and come forward with the identities of the suspects as well as the whereabouts of illegal firearms, in order to assist police to bring back safety and security in the communities of the affected areas. We need to arrest these perpetrators and get them as well as their fire arms off our streets and before court."

Source: South African Police Service