Hlokomelo Mabogale |
Limpopo police on Thursday morning arrested 5 suspects aged 25 and 56 in connection with the murder of two businesswomen who were killed in an “execution style” on Saturday, 10 October 2020.
Businesswomen, Makoena Mabusela-Leshabane (46) and Tebogo Mphuti( 35) came to Magnavia, Polokwane to view a building which they wanted to utilise for business.
However, while still inside the car, unknown suspects opened bullets which ultimately killed the deceased.
The Limpopo Provincial Investigating Team, the Tracking Team and the Magama Investigators conducted a well-coordinated intelligence-driven operation and succeeded in arresting the suspects at different addresses in Ekhuruleni, Elseburg, Katlegong and Germiston.
A 56-year-old man who is the husband to one of the deceased , was arrested in the morning at hospital where he was admitted after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide
“The red Hyundai Accent which it is believed was used in the commission of the murders, two firearms, two magazines and thirteen live rounds of ammunition were seized during the early raids.” Said the provincial spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
The suspects will, in addition to two counts of murder, also be charged with possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. They will appear in Polokwane magistrate court on Monday 26 October 2020. The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba hailed the arrests