May 28, 2024

Manhunt launched for the shooting of Cllr Moses Maluleke

Police in Giyani have launched a manhunt for suspects responsible for shooting Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Cllr Moses Maluleke and his child, at Xikundu village outside Malamulele on Thursday.

According to reports, three unknown suspects entered the Mayor’s house at around 19h00 where they demanded money from the deceased mayor and his son. Police said when the pair could not comply with the suspect’s instructions, they were allegedly shot at by the three suspects who fled from the scene .

The mayor succumbed to his injuries at the scene and his 18-year old son was transported to a nearby hospital where he is receiving further medical care. A case of murder and attempted murder has been registered. Police have since launched a manhunt for the three suspects.

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe to mobilize maximum resources to apprehend those responsible for the murder of the Mayor of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality in Limpopo.