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PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER SADDENED BY THE KILLING OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND ORDERS IMMEDIATE PROBE: POLOKWANE
2021/10/11      |  Written By:  Brigadier M Mojapelo   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE- The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo province, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is deeply saddened following the killing of a 58-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Tshitereke Freddie Masuvhelele who was attached to the Provincial Crime Intelligence, last night on Friday 08 October 2021 at about 19:10 in Vuwani. The member was gunned down  during an alleged business robbery that occurred at Masuvhelele Enterprise which is situated at Malonga village under Vuwani policing area.

It is alleged that the deceased’s two sons were about to close the shop when two unknown male suspects entered and pointed the duo with firearms and robbed them cash amount of money as well as Samsung Galaxy A20 cellphone while the deceased was behind the shop busy feeding the cattle.

Afterwards, he apparently saw his sons running away while screaming and decided to go inside the shop to investigate and subsequently met one of the three suspects who was waiting outside. The suspect reportedly shot him several times.

Afterwards, the suspects fled the scene with a white VW Polo motor vehicle with an unknown Gauteng Province registration numbers and a white Toyota Run-X.

The Police and members of the Emergency Medical Services were summoned and they found body of the deceased with several gunshot wounds.

Lieutenant General Hadebe, who visited the scene with other members of Senior Management, immediately ordered a 72 hour activation plan to track down the suspects.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects may contact Lieutanant Colonel Hillman Matumba on 0714816876, crime stop number 0860010111, nearest Police station or MySAPSApp.