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Police seek community assistance in tracing murder suspects


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

GQEBERHA - The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation in Gqeberha is urgently seeking the community’s assistance in tracing two murder suspects who shot and killed a 52-year-old woman in New Brighton, yesterday afternoon, 04 August 2022.

It is alleged that at about 12:40, two armed men entered a business premises in Mtiya Street and confronted, Bongiwe Wendy Hani and a co-worker in the kitchen. They demanded money from them. One suspect pointed a firearm at the two victims. After the second suspect retrieved his firearm and cocked it, a shot went off, injuring his accomplice. Both victims were ordered to lie on the floor and Ms Hani was shot in the back by the injured suspect who then staggered out. The second suspect also shot her in her head.

Nothing was taken and the suspects are unknown at this stage.

Police are investigating a case of murder.

Anyone who can assist police in tracing the suspects may contact the Provincial Organised Crime, D/Lt Col Willie Mayi on 082 697 5914 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726