Suspects arrested for killing Mayor of Collins Chabane Municipality to appear in court

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The three suspects who were arrested for allegedly killing the Mayor of Collins Chabane Municipality in the Vhembe District are expected to make their first court appearance in the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on Monday 01 August 2022.

The suspects, aged between 30 and 50, were arrested during an intensive police investigation that started immediately after the incident took place at Shikundu village under Saselamani policing area on Thursday night, 21 July 2022.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said soon after the shootings, in which the Mayor and his 18 year old son were accosted by three suspects who gained access to the premises at about 19:00, “the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe visited the scene and immediately assembled a team of investigators led by a Senior Officer to investigate the incident. The team succeeded in apprehending the suspects within a week”. Mojapelo added that the suspects will face charges of murder and attempted murder. Police investigations are continuing

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