PRETORIA- In connection with murder and attempted murder on Saturday night, a 41-year-old taxi owner was arrested in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen in Limpopo’s Mopani district. According to the police spokesperson for Limpopo province, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, the incident occurred in Madumeleng village. Ngoepe said,
“It is alleged that the two male victims aged 21 and 27 were walking (home) from a local liquor store when an unidentified suspect driving in a Toyota Quantum minibus fired shots at them, killing the 27-year-old immediately and leaving the other one seriously injured before he escaped.”
Police and emergency medical services were called to the scene and deceased Tinyiko Joas Hongwane was certified dead when they arrived. The other victim was rushed to one of the hospitals for medical treatment.” Ngoepe said investigators immediately triggered the suspect’s manhunt, leading to his Sunday arrest.
The weapon suspected to have been used in the shooting was also seized by police. “At this stage, the motive behind this incident is not yet clear, but it will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” Ngoepe said.
“A suspect is expected to appear on Tuesday before the Bolobedu magistrate’s court.” Last week, Skhetho Daniel Maswanganyi, a 63-year-old Limpopo resident, appeared in court to answer charges of murdering his 55-year-old second wife in Mbhalati village, near Giyani, on February 6. He was remanded in jail until Monday.
Maswanganyi was detained at his Tshimbupve Village hideout in the Vuwani police area outside Thohoyandou on February 9. Police said he allegedly, after a heated argument, shot Tsakani Joyce Maswanganyi repeatedly with his licensed firearm.