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2024/01/09      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Mawisa   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Detectives from the Provincial Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Unit (SVC) are on the hunt for suspects involved in the murder of four people in Ugie on Saturday night (06/01). It is alleged that at about 22:50 on the mentioned date, a dark grey Toyota Avanza was driving at Ntokozweni Location outside Ugie when it was ambushed and were shot at by suspects allegedly using rifle and handguns. All four male occupants, between 30-35 years old, believed to be from Engcobo, died on the scene.

A case of murder (4 counts) is under investigation. The motive for the fatal attack is yet to be established. Police are appealing to the communities with any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects. Information may be communicated to D/Sgt  Mzwabantu Baphi of Provincial SVC on 083 510 7836/ 047 548 5815 or alternatively SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Nomthetheleli Mene has condemned such a senseless attack and has called on the communities to come forward with information relating to the incident as well as to assist police in tracing the suspects.