Woman shot dead on her way to work in Mpumalanga

Manhunt Initiated in Mpumalanga The Mpumalanga police force has initiated a manhunt for a suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman. The incident unfolded while the victim was en route to work, occurring in full view of fellow commuters.

Time and Location of the Tragedy This distressing event occurred on September 6, 2023, at approximately 05:20 in the morning, within the confines of the Mbombela Central Business District (CBD). The location of the shooting was adjacent to a bus terminal, making it a public and conspicuous crime scene.

Fatal Shooting in Taxi: Details from SAPS According to Colonel Donald Mdhluli, the spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga, preliminary information suggests that the woman fell victim to a drive-by shooting from a white Isuzu Light Delivery Vehicle bakkie. The assailant targeted the victim’s upper body, causing fatal injuries.

Tragic Outcome and Police Response Emergency services and law enforcement swiftly responded to the incident. Tragically, the victim succumbed to her injuries, with medical personnel certifying her death at the scene.

Murder Case Registered In response to this heinous act, a murder case has been officially registered at the Nelspruit Police Station. The motive behind this brutal killing remains undetermined at this stage. However, authorities have not ruled out the possibility that the incident may be connected to domestic violence.

Ongoing Investigation and Lack of Arrest As of now, no arrests have been made, and the investigation by the police continues. Law enforcement is actively pursuing leads and information that may shed light on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect responsible for this tragic event.

Appeal for Public Assistance The police urge members of the public to assist in locating the suspect. Detective Colonel Thamsanqa Mkhaliphi can be reached at 082 408 5631 for anyone with pertinent information. Additionally, individuals may contact the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or provide information through the MySAPS App, contributing to efforts to bring the perpetrator to justice.

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