Friday, September 18, 2009

Three arrested in connection with shooting incident

By Kim Saulse
18 September 2009

A Mfuleni businessman has died after he was shot by two men yesterday in Poanoane Street, Mfuleni. The two armed suspects approached a retailer and his driver at the owner’s retail store. The suspects fired several shots at the two victims, wounding the retailer and driver in the head and side .

The two suspects then took possession of the vehicle, while the victim was still on the back, and drove towards the Khayelitsha area, where they disposed of the victim at the False bay College in Mew Way.

His body was later recovered. The driver who was left behind at the scene was later hospitalised, and is in a serious condition.

The tracker in the vehicle was activated, and SAPS was led to an address in Lost City Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain, where they spotted the vehicle being washed by three male suspects.

They were arrested and are aged 18, 19 and 23 .

The suspects are being detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery, and are due to make a court appearance in due course.

An illegal firearm was also recovered and confiscated.

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