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Port Elizabeth police appeal for leads after wood-cutter's senseless killing

Aug 11, 2017
Port Elizabeth police appeal for leads after wood-cutter's senseless killing

Walmer detectives have appealed to the public for assistance in tracing three suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a 28-year-old man on Thursday afternoon.

"It is alleged that at about 16:45, two males were cutting wood in the bushes near Schoenmakerskop in Victoria Drive," said police spokepserson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The men were about 200m from each other when according to the witness, Forward Maluleka (28) phoned his friend and informed him that three men were approaching him."

She said that five minutes later, gunshots were heard from the direction of where Maluleka was cutting. 

"After a while, the friend found Maluleka lying in the bushes.

"His cell phone and chainsaw was missing," Col Naidu said.

Police suspect robbery was the motive for the fatal killing.

Walmer detectives are investigating a case of murder and armed robbery and anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to contact SAPS Walmer on 041 5094000.