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Police seek community assistance

EASTERN CAPE – A 63-year-old man was shot and killed at his home at Mission locality Mqekezweni A/A in Bityi last night at about 20h30. It is alleged that the deceased and his wife heard gunshots outside and afterwards they noticed bullets entering through the window of their room. Afterwards two unknown gunmen kicked the door open, fired several shots at the deceased and stabbed him on his upper body. He succumbed to his injuries. Multiple cartridges of a pistol and sharp instruments were picked from the scene.
Motive for his killing is not yet known and anyone with information may contact D/Lt Col Nceba Mshiyo on 0714752292 or may contact our Crime Stop Line on 0860010111 and the information will be treated with confidentiality.
In another incident, a 76-year-old man and his 56-year-old girlfriend were shot and killed at Gwatyu locality Mvezo A/A last night at about 20h30. It is alleged that the pair was sleeping in their room when an unknown gunman/men kicked the door open and fired shots killing them instantly. It is further alleged that neighbours who heard gunshots went to the homestead to investigate and found them already dead. Several pistol cartridges were picked from the scene.
Motive for their killing is not yet known and no arrest as yet. Anyone with information may contact D/Captain Mshumi on 0824420585 or may contact our Crime Stop Line on 086001011 and the information will be treated with confidentiality.
“We condemn and discourage the senseless killing of people. We request anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of these suspects to come forward.” Said the District Commissioner Major General David Kanuka.

Source: South African Police Service

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