Tebogo Msimanga |
Police at Masoyi are investigating a terrible incident in which a tourist was fatally shot by a group of ruthless criminals at Numbi Road near White River on Monday afternoon, 03 October 2022 around 16h30.
Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the report, at that time, four tourists from Germany were travelling in a Hyundai H1 on Numbi Road en route to Numbi Gate at Mdluli Safari lodge.
“They were then stopped by three armed suspects who were driving in a VW Caddy. The suspects are said to have instructed the tourists to open the doors of their vehicle but when the driver reportedly locked all the doors, apparently one of the suspects shot him on the upper body through the window”.
Mohlala added that it is further said that the victims’ vehicle drove in reverse for about 100 meters before crashing into the wall of Heroes Academy. “Unfortunately the driver died on the spot as a result of the shooting. The suspects reportedly sped off in their vehicle without taking anything from the tourist”.
A murder case was opened with an immediate launch of manhunt for the suspects.No one has been arrested as yet and police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the perpetrators to immediately call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111.
Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has condemned the terrible atrocity carried out by the suspects.