Police in Bela-Bela, Limpopo have opened two counts of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery after two women were shot dead.

Others were also injured whilst travelling in a bus in the early hours of Thursday morning, 22 December 2022.

Three suspects apparently boarded a Harare-bound bus at Bosman in Pretoria, pretending to be passengers. The bus belonging to Copperbelt Bus Company, reportedly left Pretoria just after 01:00 on Thursday morning.


As it passed the Mantsole weigh bridge along the N1 road, one of the suspects allegedly produced a firearm and shot through the front windscreen, forcing the driver to pull over.

Harare bound Bus
Harare bound Bus


The other suspects shot dead three women, instantly killing two and also critically injuring the other. 

All other passengers were then also ordered to disembark and lie on the ground.

They were thereafter robbed of their belongings, including cash, cellphones and passports. The suspects were thereafter allegedly picked up by another motor vehicle that was apparently following the bus.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered that the suspects be hunted down. Be brought to book.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects may contact Captain Dana Smith on 081 577 4383. Also the crime stop number 086001011 or send the message via MySAPSApp.

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