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Police seek information on murder in Ikamvelihle

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

Gqeberha: SAPS Ikamvelihle detectives is seeking the communities assistance in establishing the motive and tracing the suspect/s behind the fatal shooting of a man at a tavern in NU 1 in Motherwell on Friday evening, 3 September 2021.

It is alleged that at about 19:00, police responded to a complaint of a body at the Motherwell Health Centre.  It is further alleged that the deceased, Thabo Mosemola from Motherwell was dropped off at the health centre by a person (known to police) who informed the medical staff that Mosemola was shot at a tavern in Ramaphosa , NU 1. He sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his neck.

Circumstances, motive and suspect/s are unknown at this stage.

Police are investigating a case of murder and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the fatal shooting or can assist in identifying the suspect/s to contact SAPS Ikamvelihle, D/Sgt James Mkhatshwa on 081 792 0943 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726