Kamesh police investigate murder and business robbery after three men hit a spaza shop

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN: Kamesh police are investigating a case of murder and business robbery after a man was fatally shot during a robbery of a spaza shop yesterday.

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 around 07:30pm, it is alleged that three men, one of them armed with firearms stormed into a spaza shop in Tambo Crescent, Mandela Area (Kamesh), Uitenhage. It is said that a suspect with a firearm fatally shot Ibrahim Mizinga (31) and then held a spaza shop owner at gunpoint. Two other suspects ransacked the shop and stole undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and airtime vouchers before fleeing the scene. At this stage, it is unknown whether a getaway vehicle was used and the suspects are still at large.

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Bennie Van Wyk at 071 475 1946 or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service