Car dealership robbery and murder, suspect arrested, Nirvana

Car dealership robbery and murder, suspect arrested, Nirvana

22 at about 06:00 in the morning, parked his car at the gate and called the victim out. The suspect then fired several shots at the victim, killing him instantly and fled the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Lucas Malatji aged 35 and was reportedly hired by the suspect for the building work. The motive for the murder will be determined by the ongoing investigations.

The firearms that were seized by the police will be subjected to ballistic investigations to determine whether they were used in the commission of other serious crimes.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Jan Scheepers has commended the members for a well coordinated investigative work that resulted in the suspect being positively linked with another case of murder.

The suspect will appear in Polokwane magistrate court on Wednesday 6 April 2022 on charges of murder, business robbery, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and possession of stolen motor vehicle.

SAPS Newsroom

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