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2023/03/28      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 27 March 2023 - A homeless man has been shot and killed after being denied of a pizza he asked. The incident occurred in White River on 25 March 2023. According to information, police in White River heard a gunshot sound around 19:00 near the police station. They then went to investigate, where they found a group of people on the road and a lifeless body of a man lying down.

They discovered that he was shot on the chest and  hand by a 39 year old man who was also on the scene. It is said that the victim allegedly asked for a pizza from the suspect who refused to give him. Then the victim assaulted the suspect with a chain. It is further alleged that the suspect drew his firearm and shot him. The victim is estimated to be in his late 40s.

Medical personnel were summoned to the scene but he was unfortunately certified dead. The suspect was arrested and charged for murder. The firearm as well as his firearm licence were confiscated for further investigation. He is expected to appear in White River Magistrate’s Court today, 27 March 2023.

Police urge anyone with information that can assist in tracing the family of the deceased to please call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP.