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2022/08/22      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 21 AUGUST 2022 - A security guard was murdered yesterday morning, 20 August 2022 in Old Coronation informal settlement near Witbank. Police are on the lookout for three suspects who reportedly shot and stabbed the security guard.

According to information, a 57 year old guard and his colleague were on their way to work when they were attacked by three armed suspects at about 05h30 am. It is alleged that one suspect was carrying a  firearm and the second one was carrying a knife whilst the third suspect started searching the victims and took their cell phones as well as cash of R500.

One of the guards tried to fight back but was unfortunately shot and stabbed multiple times with a knife. Emergency services were summoned to the scene, however the victim was certified dead by the paramedics at the scene. Meanwhile the police opened a case of robbery with an additional charge of murder.

The plea is made to anyone who might assist police to apprehend the suspects to contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ngwenya of Witbank SAPS at 0713527585 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MySAPSApp. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned the senseless killing of the security guard and ordered for the swift arrest of the suspects.