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Male arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder in Hofmeyr


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


HOFMEYR - During the afternoon of the 1st of August 2021 a male was shot dead and his female companion seriously injured after shots were fired.

It is alleged that a 41-year-old male suspect and the female victim, aged (36) were involved in an altercation. During the argument the female victim's companion arrived at the homestead and went to the suspect to resolve the issue. The suspect then drew a firearm and shot the deceased twice, he passed away on the scene.

The female victim was also shot and is currently receiving medical attention in hospital.

Two firearms and empty cartridges were confiscated on the scene.

The suspect is due to appear at the Tarkastad Magistrates Court on the 04 August 2021, on related charges.


Captain Lariane Jonker
082 301 8552