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2023/09/22      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 22 September 2023- A male suspect (33) has been arrested on murder charges whereby Mr Abel Magane (44) was shot and killed at Belfast on Wednesday night, 20 September 2023.

According to a report, the Police at Belfast received a complaint from Belfast Hospital about a man who was shot earlier then brought in for treatment but unfortunately succumbed upon arrival. When members arrived at the hospital, further details regarding the incident as well as the suspect emerged.

Details thereof indicated that the victim was allegedly shot by a man driving in a white Amarok bakkie. It was during this period when the victim was taken to hospital but sadly could not make it.

A murder case was opened and the suspect reportedly handed himself to the authorities at Belfast Police Station yesterday, Thursday 21 September 2023. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly. The firearm has not yet been found however the investigation continues. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. The deceased, Mr Abel Magane has since been identified by his family.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Belfast Magistrate's Court today on  Friday, 22 September 2023 facing a murder charge.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the arrest of the suspect.