The Police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 arrested a 19-year-old suspect for attempted murder and robbery after he allegedly accosted a Security Officer on duty at the residence of Hosi Nwamitwa and shot him several times, before fleeing from the scene with the firearm belonging to the Security Officer.
Limpopo police say, the incident happened in the early hours of 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 him several times and fled from the scene with the victim’s firearm.
“The Police and Emergency Services were called and swiftly responded. The injured guard was transported to local hospital to receive medical treatment. The suspect was traced and arrested at Mbekwana village. During the arrest, the police recovered the firearm and ammunition that were robbed.
“The suspect is expected to appear in Nkowankowa magistrate’s court soon.
Police investigations are still continuing”, added Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.