Authorities in Limpopo have initiated a manhunt for gunmen who shot and killed three individuals, including a taxi owner, in Mohodi, located in the Mogwadi policing area outside Senwabarwana.
The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, according to Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, the provincial police spokesperson.
“Preliminary police investigations indicate that the three men were present at a local food establishment when unidentified suspects driving a white Audi opened fire on them before fleeing the scene,” stated Ledwaba.
“The victims include a 54-year-old local taxi owner, as well as two other men aged 33 and 37. Unfortunately, all three were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.”
The identities of the victims will be disclosed in due course, as per police statements. In the meantime, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, the provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, has strongly condemned this “senseless attack.”
“The investigative team assigned to this case must exert all efforts to apprehend and bring the perpetrators to justice,” expressed Hadebe. “We also have confidence that members of the public, who consistently assist us with information, will come forward and aid in the investigation.”
While the motive behind the killings remains unknown, authorities have not ruled out the possibility of taxi violence.
Limpopo police are urging anyone with information to contact them via Crime Stop at 086-001-0111.