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Police launch manhunt following the murder of a businessman


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

POTCHEFSTROOM - Police in Rustenburg launched a manhunt following the death of a 49-year-old businessman who was allegedly gunned down by two unknown males on Wednesday morning, 23 August 2023.

According to information, the businessman had just arrived at a coffee shop in the Rustenburg Central Business District (CBD) when the suspects shot him several times, then fled the scene with a blue Volkswagen Polo vehicle. The getaway car was later found abandoned at the corner of Helen Joseph and Lourie streets.

The motive of the incident is yet to be determined and no arrest has been effected.  Investigations into the matter are underway. We would like to urge members of the community who are using various social media platforms to share pictures and video clips purported to be those of the suspects, to refrain from doing that as this has the potential to jeopardise the investigation.

The police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Investigating Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Murunwa at 082 772 5591 or to call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via MySAPS App.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642