Police in Polokwane, Limpopo are investigating a murder case following the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man at the Thornhill gym parking area on Tuesday. The incident took place at about 21:30.

Police received a complaint about the incident and upon arrival at the scene, they found a man lying in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds on the neck.

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The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. The deceased was identified as Sakie Ramogale (41).

MAN SHOT AND KILLED AT THORNHILL GYM PARKING AREA

Acting Provincial Commissioner of  Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers condemned the incident. He called it brutal and ordered the police to hunt down the suspects.

Anyone with information that can assist with the investigations or arrest of the suspects is requested to contact the Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Lubbe on 084 602 2398. Crime stop number 08600 10111 or nearest police station or MySAPS App.

FOUR SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED IN THE MOPANI DISTRICT FOR VARIOUS OFFENSES

Meanwhile, four male suspects have been arrested in connection with conspiracy to commit rhino poaching.  Possession of an unlicensed firearm, and ammunition. They appeared at Namakgale Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 30 January 2024.

Fanuel Mnisi (44), Godfrey Nukeri (36), Ceremao Baloyi (62), and Eddy Sithole (46) were remanded in police custody. Their cases were postponed to next week Monday, 06 January 2024.

On Sunday, 28 January 2024, gunshot sounds were reported at Harmony Farm 16 under the Gravelotte policing area. Security Guards immediately responded by searching the farm for the suspects until they found their tracks.

A joint search operation was executed by the Security Guards and Hoedspruit Farm Watch together with the Gravelotte Crime Prevention members and managed to identify a suspicious white Ford Ranger bakkie that was driving along the R36 public road heading to Mpumalanga direction and it was stopped.

The motor vehicle with four male suspects was searched. Police found two unlicensed hunting rifles with silencers, one rifle butt, five ammunition, one axe and one Plier.  

The suspects were also asked about the origin of the weapons. But could not provide a satisfactory response.

Two South Africans and two Mozambican Nationals were immediately nabbed on the spot. The motor vehicle and weapons were seized during their arrest.