Tebogo Msimanga |
A 58-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Tshitereke Freddie Masuvhelele who was attached to the Provincial Crime Intelligence was gunned down on Friday during an alleged business robbery that occurred at Masuvhelele Enterprise which is situated at Malonga village under Vuwani policing area.
It is alleged that the deceased’s two sons were about to close the shop when two unknown male suspects entered and pointed the duo with firearms and robbed them cash as well as Samsung Galaxy A20 cellphone, while the deceased was behind the shop busy feeding the cattle.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said afterwards, the deceased saw his sons running away while screaming and decided to go inside the shop to investigate. “He met one of the three suspects who was waiting outside. The suspect reportedly shot him several times.”
Mojapelo added that the suspects fled the scene with a white VW Polo motor vehicle with an unknown Gauteng Province registration number and a white Toyota Run-X.
“The Police and members of the Emergency Medical Services were summoned and they found the body of the deceased with several gunshot wounds.”
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects may contact Lieutanant Colonel Hillman Matumba on 0714816876, crime stop number 0860010111.