Municipal official due to appear in court for the murder of a traffic officer

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 38-year-old suspect, a Mbombela Municipality Bylaw Enforcement Officer is expected to appear before the Nelspruit Magistrate Court soon for a murder of a Provincial Traffic official at Kwanyoni lodge in Nelspruit.

Mpumalanga Hawks Spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said it was reported that on Saturday, 15 April 2023 a Provincial Traffic Official and a lady friend booked in at Kwanyoni Lodge on the N4 about 15km out of Nelspruit.  “While they were in the chalet, the female’s husband emerged and kicked open the door, there was an altercation as a broken beer bottle was found. It is further alleged that the Traffic Official ran out of the chalet and the husband followed him as he fired shots”.

Captain Sekgotodi added that the victim was shot twice and succumbed to his injuries. The suspect fled the scene.

“The suspect handed himself over at SAPS Nelspruit.  His official firearm which was used during the commission of the crime was seized. He was charged with murder and detained pending his  first court appearance soon.”

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