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Police appeal for leads after New Brighton couple shot for refusing to rent out their house

By Afikile Lugunya - Jan 23, 2018
Police appeal for leads after New Brighton couple shot for refusing to rent out their house

A couple from New Brighton, in Port Elizabeth, are recovering in hospital after they were apparently shot for not wanting to rent out their house on Monday night.

Port Elizabeth police have now appealed to the public to assist them with information that can help them locate the suspects in the shooting.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, three suspects went to Nomfundo Ndaleni’s house and enquired to rent her house. She refused.

“An argument ensued upon which one suspect produced a fire arm and shot at the couple, injuring both.

“Ndaleni was wounded in her face, and her 57 year old boyfriend was wounded in his hip. The suspects then fled the scene,” Captain Beetge said.

“The couple was taken to Dora Nginza Hospital for medical treatment.”

The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie, has expressed shock that the couple was shot for this motive.

"We will not rest until these callous suspects are arrested and brought before court"

A case of attempted murder was opened at New Brighton Police Station for the attack.

Any person with information which could assist police in identifying the suspects to please contact the investigating officer from the Motherwell Cluster Serious Violent Crime Unit, Captain Jerome Mackay at 076 018 0713.