UBBER DRIVER SHOT DEAD, SUSPECTS SOUGHT
Nelspruit – The police in Mpumalanga are looking for suspects who allegedly shot dead a 27-year-old Uber driver on Friday, 23 July 2021 at Vlaklaagte, Kwaggafontein.
It is reported that on the said date, two security guards were on duty at Vlaklaagte Clinic when they responded to a car hooter of a white sedan at the gate with two occupants requesting emergency assistance. They alerted the security guards that there is a patient who needs assistance as they found him laying on the street with gunshot wounds. The security guards opened the gate and one of them rushed inside the clinic to seek help from the nurses. While he was inside, they (suspects) drop the patient on the ground and fled the scene.
The man, who was identified as Vincent Nomokonde, was certified dead on the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle used by the suspects as belonging to the deceased who was also working part-time as an Uber driver and it was later found in the bushes abandoned. It seems as if the suspects tried to burn the car but could not succeed.
The motive behind the murder is unknown currently and police are requesting anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Captain Thamsanqa Shabalala on 082 923 0081 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.