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Brits police launch manhunt after shooting incident

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West


POTCHEFSTROOM - Police in Brits launched a manhunt after a shooting incident was reported on Wednesday evening, 8 June 2022 in Oukasie outside Brits.

According to information received, it is alleged that community members were on their way to attend a meeting at Oukasie Community Hall, when shots were fired.  A 30-year-old woman was fatally injured and five more people; four females and one male between the ages of 12 and 46 were injured.

The motive of the shooting is still unknown and no arrests have been made. Members of the community who may have information that can assist in the investigation are requested to contact the Investigating Officer, Sergeant Gift Matome on 078 ‪338 2542 or to call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: ‪08600 10111. Alternatively, anonymous tip-offs can be communicated via MySAPS App. 


Colonel Adéle Myburgh
082 ‪856 1731