Provincial Commissioner condemns brutal murder of motorist in Mmakau

POTCHEFSTROOM - The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena has condemned in the strongest possible terms the alleged execution style murder of a 58-year-old Sello Kgasi by heartless criminals in De Wildt area in the policing precinct of Mmakau.

The incident occurred on Friday, 2 April 2021 at about 00:55. It is alleged that Kgasi was driving from Rosslyn towards Brits in a white Toyota Quantum minibus on the R566 road between Mmakau and Brits and accompanied by two female passengers. The vehicle got puncture after it drove over spikes that were spread in the road near Solar Panels camp. Kgasi allegedly stopped the vehicle to fix the puncture, but was ambushed and shot by two suspects who were armed with firearms.

As a result, Kgasi was fatally wounded and the suspects robbed him of his personal pistol and other belongings. Furthermore, the suspects also robbed the two passengers an undisclosed amount of cash and their cellular phones. According to the reports, the suspects who are still at large, were communicating in Shona.

The Provincial Commissioner has since mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan which include the deployment of various units to trace and apprehend the suspects. “The public, especially motorists are warned to be very vigilant when approaching that area at night as it is becoming a crime hotspot. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that alleged perpetrators are brought to book," concluded Lieutenant General Kwena.

Anyone who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects, is requested to contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Aubrey Kgomo on 082 520 1598. Alternatively Crime Stop can be contacted on 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via MY SAPS Application.

Source: South African Police Service