Criminals go on weekend murder spree

Sergeant Khalipha Mvula .

Police have launched a manhunt for an unknown number of suspects who were involved in the fatal shooting of a 56-year-old tavern owner on Saturday, November 4, in Hospital Hills, Lenasia South.
It is alleged that on Saturday at around 11pm an unknown number of suspects entered the deceased’s tavern and fired shots into the air before ordering patrons to lie down on the floor.
The owner heard the commotion and went to investigate but was shot at by one of the gunmen.  The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and fled the scene.
The owner was rushed to the Daxina Medical Clinic but was declared as dead on arrival.
In a separate incident two men were fatally shot  in Vlakfontein Extension 3, in the early hours of Sunday, November 5.
It is alleged that two suspects, one armed with a firearm ant the other with a steel bar, kicked the door of the shack down after demanding to see the victims.
The suspects then shot and killed Jelous Rihlampfu (33) and Jonus Chauke (41) before fleeing the scene.
“Police are currently investigating the murder cases and are appealing to the members of the public to come forward with any information that could assist in apprehending the culprits,” spokesperson of the Lenasia South SAPS, Seargent Khalipha Mvula said.
He urged members of the public not to approach the suspects as they are armed and dangerous but to contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or to send a detailed SMS to Crime Line on 32211.

Rebecca Mogalagadi

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