One person shot and killed another injured in an armed robbery

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Bela-Bela are calling on community members to assist with information that can lead to the arrest of unknown armed suspects involved in the murder and attempted murder of two brothers during an armed robbery that occurred along the N1 Freeway between Lehau and Mantsole Weigh Bridges in Waterberg District on Monday, 17 April 2023 at about 22:30.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said it is alleged that two brothers aged 34 and 50 were travelling along the N1 South Freeway in a black Opel Corsa motor vehicle when their vehicle was hit by an unknown object next to Mantsole Weigh Bridge . “They stopped the vehicle and alighted to check its condition and that is when they realized that two of the tyres were spiked and that they couldn’t proceed with their journey”.

They decided to change the tyres and while they were busy, a group of people came from the bushes and started insulting and shooting at them. They retaliated by shooting back and the suspects subsequently fled the scene without taking anything from them but two sustained injuries on the upper body.

Colonel Malesela added that the police and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned to the scene and both victims were taken to a local hospital where the 50-year-old brother succumbed to his injuries on arrival. “The 34-year-old was admitted for medical attention. The deceased who was a driver of the motor vehicle was identified as Herman Ramollo (50), a resident at Diepsloot, Gauteng province”.

Malesela said the Police have since launched a Manhunt for the unknown suspects responsible for the murder and attempted murder of the two.

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