Police Sergeant arrested for shooting landlord over loud music


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

MAKWERELA – Police in Thohoyandou have arrested a 44-year-old male suspect, who is a Police Sergeant stationed at POPS Thohoyandou for the attempted murder of his landlord.

The incident took place on Monday, 20 November 2023 at about 22:10 in Makwarela Township, Vhembe District.

According to police reports, the victim found the suspect outside the rented residence playing loud music and instructed him to stop since it was disturbing pupils with their examination preparations.

Afterwards, the suspect didn’t take it well, and an argument ensued. The suspect fired shots at the victim and then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to the nearest hospital with severe gunshot wounds on the upper body.

Police were notified about the incident and opened an attempted murder case, and IPID was notified.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday 21 November in Vuwani village.

The suspect will appear before the Thohoyandou magistrate court soon on charges of attempted murder.


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