A well-known Motetema businessman, Aubrey Maponya was murdered and his friend suffered serious injuries after the pair were attacked by unknown suspects on Saturday, 10 June. The 43-year-old and a friend were shot by the suspects who were driving in a white Mercedes Benz sedan on Saturday, 10 June 2023 at Motetema Village, Limpopo at about 17:45.

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According to the information, the businessman Aubrey Maponya and his friend were driving in a white Toyota Hilux. They were shot at and wounded by occupants of a white Mercedes Benz which appears to have been following them.

The Police and Emergency Services Personnel were called to the scene and on arrival, the victims were rushed to a local hospital. Aubrey succumbed to his injuries on arrival at the hospital., His friend was transferred to another hospital for medical attention.


The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incident. She has called upon anyone with information to contact the Police in order for the suspects to be arrested.

Well-known Motetema Aubrey Maponya businessman murdered
Limpopo SAPS Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi


The motive of the attack is not known but police investigations continue. Police have opened a case of murder and attempted murder for further investigation.

Anyone with information that can assist Police in the apprehension of the suspects should contact Lieutenant Colonel Boshomane at 079 894 5501. Captain Mothokwa on 082 414 6464. Warrant Officer Makola on 082 749 2233. Also crime stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or share information on MySAPSApp