The Police in Acornhoek are investigating an incident in which an Ethiopian man (42) was fatally shot by suspect(s) that are unknown to the police at this stage. The incident reportedly occured on Sunday, 02 July 2023 at Sigagule Trust near Acornhoek around 20h00.
According to a report, the Police in Acornhoek as well as the paramedics received information about a man who was shot inside his vehicle at Sigagule Trust and upon arrival at the scene, they found a lifeless body of an Ethiopian national along the road inside a blue Toyota Corolla. He had gunshot wounds and was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics.
Preliminary investigation by the Police revealed that the victim was shot multiple times by suspect(s) and the vehicle was also riddled with bullets holes. The identity of the victim will be revealed in due course.
The Police also discovered that the battery of the motor vehicle was missing and possibilities are that it could have been stolen by the suspect(s) sought by the Police.
The motive of the killing is unknown at this stage however the investigation by the Police continues. Police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the perpetrator(s) to contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Digoro on 082 318 9925. Alternatively members of the public can call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has reiterated that proliferation of firearms in the society is of great concern as it impact immensely on violent crimes. “It is just a matter of time before those responsible for the murder of the victim are brought to justice. We have confidence on members assigned to investigate this murder and we are very sure that members of the public whom we regard as partners in crime fighting will come on board with valuable information on whatever they might know or heard concerning this case” said the Gener