04 April 2021
Pretoria – The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena has condemned in the strongest possible terms the alleged execution style murder of a 58-year-old Sello Kgasi by heartless criminals in De Wildt area.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday. It is alleged that Kgasi was driving from Rosslyn towards Brits in a white Toyota Quantum minibus on the R566 road between Mmakau and Brits and accompanied by two female passengers.
“The vehicle got puncture after it drove over spikes that were spread in the road near Solar Panels camp. Kgasi allegedly stopped the vehicle to fix the puncture, but was ambushed and shot by two suspects who were armed with firearms,” Captain Sam Tselenyane said.
As a result, Kgasi was fatally wounded and the suspects robbed him of his personal pistol and other belongings. Furthermore, the suspects also robbed the two passengers of an undisclosed amount of cash and their cellular phones. According to the reports, the suspects who are still at large, were communicating in Shona.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Commissioner has since mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan which include the deployment of various units to trace and apprehend the suspects.
“The public, especially motorists are warned to be very vigilant when approaching that area at night as it is becoming a crime hotspot. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that alleged perpetrators are brought to book,” concluded Lieutenant General Kwena.
Police has since launched a manhunt for the suspect following the incident.