Sunday, September 06, 2020

Police launches 72-hour activation plan after Malawian-National was shot & killed in George

A 23-year-old Malawian-National was shot and killed on Friday in Touwsranten near Wilderness, George. Misheck Jemitalla, who is a shop assistant at a spaza shop, succumbed to his injuries after a bullet hit him in the chest.

Police spokesperson, Michael Pojie said the suspects opened fire without any warning.

‘’Preliminary investigation reveals that the shop that is situated in Begonia Street, Touwsranten was still trading at about 19:40 when two suspects of which at least the one was armed with what seems to be a 9mm black pistol, entered the shop and closed the entrance door behind them. Both wore facial masks to cover their faces.’’

‘’The assailants robbed two customers of their cellphones before they fled towards the dense bushes on foot after taking a substantial amount of cash from the cash register.’’, Pojie added.

Police also confiscated three 9mm spent cartridges.

Police has opened a murder and business robbery case for further investigations.

The suspects were described to be in their late twenties, both of slender build and approximately 1.75 metres tall. Their faces were covered.

The Eden Cluster Commander, Major General Oswald Reddy and senior members visited the scene and immediately activated the 72-hour plan to bring the suspects to book. Reddy condemned the incident and appealed to the George community to be vigilant at all times and to come forward with information that can assist with the investigation.

‘’We appeal to anyone with information that can assist the investigation to please contact the investigation officer, Sergeant John Boezak at the George Detectives offices at 044 803 4764/14, 072 942 0042 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be dealt with confidentially.’’

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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