Port Elizabeth security guard dies in mystery shooting

AUGUST 12, 2015

Port Elizabeth police have appealed for public assistance in solving a case where a security guard was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon.

Indications so far are that the victim, 37-year-old Petrus van Niekerk of Algoa Park, was about to start his duty at a business along Commercial Road in Sidwell, north of the PE CBD, when the shooting happened.

The motive of the shooting is unknown but a male suspect was seen fleeing the scene.

Anyone with infomation on this can call the police on 0860010111.

Meanwhile, the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court on Tuesday sentenced Xolelani Magwuagi (21) to three years behind bars.

He was convicted by the court on house break-in and theft charges after being arrested in June in nearby Despatch.