Man who shot and killed brother-in-law arrested while undergoing training as a traditional healer

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE: A 40-year-old  Malose Andries Mogale, charged with the murder of his brother-in-law appeared briefly before Lebowakgomo Magistrate’s Court, on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

He is facing charges of murder, and possession of an unlicensed firearm and was remanded in Police custody until 26 February 2024 for bail application and further Police investigation.

The suspect was arrested by SAPS members of the Provincial Tracking Team and Provincial Murder and Robbery units, on Monday, 19 February 2024, at his hiding spot in Valdezia village under the Waterval policing area, where he was undergoing training as a traditional healer.

The deceased aged 49, was shot and killed at Lebowakgomo next to the old show ground on 27 February 2023. During that incident, the suspects did not take any of his belongings including a firearm (rifle) that was in his vehicle.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has praised the members for tracking down the suspect and also apprehending him.

More arrests are expected.

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