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19-year-old suspect appeared in Nkowankowa Magistrate’s court for attempted murder and robbery

A 19-year-old suspect Aothly Joseph Makgopa arrested for the attempted murder and robbery of a Security Officer at the residence of Hosi Nwamitwa on Thursday, 13 August 2020 appeared before the Nkowankowa Magistrate’s Court. He was remanded in custody until Friday, 14 August 2020 for further Police investigations.

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The incident happened on Monday, 10 August 2020. The security guard was allegedly approached by an unknown suspect and he apparently fired warning shots but the suspect resisted. In the process, the suspect managed to get hold of the firearm, shot the guard several times and fled from the scene with the firearm.

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The suspect was traced and arrested at Mbekwana village. The firearm was also recovered. The 49-year-old victim is still admitted at the hospital.

Limpopo police say, investigations are still continuing.

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