The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe to mobilise maximum resources to apprehend those responsible for the killing of the Mayor of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality in Limpopo.

56-year-old Moses ‘Big Moss’ Maluleke was shot and killed on Thursday evening at his home, and his 18-year-old son wounded.


According to reports, three unknown suspects entered the Mayor’s home in Saselamani village at 19:00 where they demanded money from the deceased mayor and his son. When the pair could not comply with the suspects’ instructions, they were allegedly shot at by the trio.


The mayor succumbed to his injuries on scene and his son survived. The son was was transported to a nearby hospital where he is receiving further medical care. A case of murder and attempted murder has been registered. Police have since launched a manhunt for the group of suspects.

Members of the public who know or may have witnessed what transpired are encouraged to report to the Saselamani Police station. Crime Stop Hotline number on 0860010111 to assist police investigations.