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Police appeal for leads after two men gunned down near Mthatha

Mar 9, 2018
Police appeal for leads after two men gunned down near Mthatha

Two cases of murder are under investigation by Mthatha police following a fatal shooting incident that took place late Thursday night.

"Crime scene specialists worked through the night collecting evidence to assist investigators.

"It is alleged that the victims, aged 43 and 28 years old, were returning to Payne locality, near Mthatha, where they reside, when they were gunned down on the N2 near Fortgale," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"Several empty cartridges where retrieved from the scene. The motive for the killing is unknown and being investigated."

She said that the names of the victims will be released once the next of kin have been duly informed.

"An urgent appeal is made to anyone with information to contact the nearest police or may call our Crime Stop line on 08600 10111 and the information will be treated as confidential."