A 17-year-old has been taken into custody by the Bushbuckridge SAPS in connection with the early-October 1st murder of a bushbuckshire tuck-shop owner.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, a 17-year-old and accomplice who is still on the SAPS’s wanted list, is accused of shooting down tuck-shop owner Edwin Malele( 55) while attempting to hijack him in Shatale near Bushbuckridge.
When the suspects approached the car, Malele had already stopped his Opel Corsa at the four-way stop at around 2:30. According to Mohlala, the victim was shot in the upper body during a fight between the two as they attempted to kidnap him. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
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The minor allegedly hijacked a Nissan light delivery vehicle and fled the scene, according to Mohlala, following the shooting and failed hijacking. The second suspect walked away.
According to reports, the bakkie’s owner was unharmed.
” A case was opened after the incident was reported to the Bushbuckridge police.” The hijacked car was discovered parked next to a tavern in Shatale after an investigation and information collection were conducted. The suspect was also cornered and detained there, according to Mohlala.
The SAPS discovered an unlicensed firearm with its serial numbers filed off during his arrest.
He claimed that murder and hijacking were his charges. On October 3, the teen was scheduled to show up in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court. The Mpumalanga National Prosecuting Authority has yet to respond to Lowvelder regarding the outcome of his appearance.
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The police are collaborating with probation officers because the suspect is underage, Mohlala continued.
He declared that ballistic testing would be conducted on the recovered firearm to see if it had ever been used for criminal activity elsewhere.
The second suspect is still being sought by police. Calling the Crime Stop line at 08600 10111 or sending information via the My SAPS App are both ways that the public can help with information about his whereabouts. Callers may choose to remain anonymous, and all information received will be treated as confidential.