Public warned about scammers who lure victims via smart shopper cardsSeptember 8, 2023
Life teacher through songSeptember 8, 2023
On Thursday, September 7, 2023, a 33-year-old suspect was arrested. During his arrest, authorities
discovered a pistol with bullets, which will be used in the investigation.
It is alleged that on the horrible morning of Wednesday, 06 September 2023, around 05h20, the
suspect, driving in a white Isuzu bakkie, shot and killed a 36-year-old woman who was believed to be
pregnant at the time.
The event in Mbombela CBD is believed to be related to domestic violence. Following the incident,
the suspect fled the scene and went into hiding. Meanwhile, the police and paramedics were called
to the scene, but the woman was later pronounced dead.
A murder case was opened at Nelspruit SAPS for investigation with the desire to soon arrest the
suspect. A team of investigators was then assembled, under the leadership of the Provincial
Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela
who vowed that “the Police will hunt down for the suspect and ensure that he is soon brought to
Indeed, the General did not mince her words as the man was cornered only a day after the incident.
On the day of the event, at about 12h00 midday, the bakkie in question was found at Mara near
Kanyamazane outside Nelspruit. Though the culprit could not be found by then, he was
apprehended in the evening of Thursday near Low’s Creek, outside Mbombela, when concerned
citizens responded to police inquiries about his whereabouts.
The defendant is charged with murder, and other charges may be filed against him as the
investigation progresses. This includes details about the woman’s pregnancy at the time she was
murdered. At this point, the cause of the murder remains unknown. He is scheduled to appear in
Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 11, 2023, to face the charges.