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WIFE APPREHENDED, MANHUNT LAUNCHED FOR THE HITMAN AFTER A MAN WAS BUTALLY KILLED: POTCHEFSTROOM
2021/10/21      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel A Funani   |   Province:  North West

Potchefstroom: 21 OCTOBER 2021: Police in Phokeng apprehended a 44-year-old woman and searching for an alleged hitman after a 51-year-old man was brutally killed on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at Luka village, near Phokeng outside Rustenburg. 

According to reports, tenants who are staying at the couple’s backrooms heard gunshots at about 03:45 on Wednesday morning, 20 October 2021, and went to investigate. Upon seeing the victim lying in a pool of blood, they called the wife, the police and ambulance. It is alleged that the victim who is the suspect’s husband, was on his way to work when he met the fatal incident. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim  sustained several gunshot wounds on his upper body. He was certified dead at the scene.

Subsequent investigation into the matter, led to the arrest after reports surfaced that the couple was heard arguing and police also established that the wife allegedly hired a hitman who allegedly fled the scene after the incident. The suspect is expected to appear in the Bafokeng Magistrates' Court in Tlhabane on Friday, 22 October 2021. Investigation into the matter continues and the motive is still unknown.      

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and congratulated the Phokeng Detectives for swift reaction that resulted in the arrest. The General also thanked members of the community for working together with the police in making sure that the suspect is brought to book.