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Suspects sought after a man was killed at Lethabo Power Station


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

VILJOENSDRIF - The Free State Organised Crime Unit is requesting information after a man was shot dead at the Lethabo Power Station parking lot in Viljoensdrif. On Sunday, 07 May 2023 at about 17:45, the police received a complaint of a shooting incident at Lethabo Power Station. On arrival at the scene, the police found a man, identified as Mr Siyabulela Nkwelo (48), lying on the ground facing down and the emergency services declared him dead at the scene. He was a welder for a sub-contractor at the power station.

It is alleged that the deceased had just knocked off duty and walked to his vehicle. Suddenly the co-workers heard several gunshots, and immediately after the shooting they noticed an African male getting into a white polo with Mpumalanga registration number plates driving off with four unknown male occupants.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting must contact Detective Sergeant Tauru Majoe on 071 094 0570.


Sergeant Josephine Rani
079 499 6165