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Port Elizabeth police appeal for leads after two men gunned down on Monday night

MAY 16, 2017
Port Elizabeth police appeal for leads after two men gunned down on Monday night

Detectives in Bethelsdorp and Walmer, Port Elizabeth, are urgently seeking the community’s assistance in the investigation of two separate murder cases allegedly committed on Monday night.

"In the first case that ocurred on Monday, at about 21:00, the body of Thembinkosi Mahlati (29) was found lying in the street in Booysens Park," said police spokepserson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"Mahlati sustained several gunshot wounds to his body."

Colonel Naidu said that at this stage, the motive and circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting is unknown.

"The incident is not gang related and Bethelsdorp police is investigating a case of murder."

On the same day, at about 22:15, Babini Dinge (35) was gunned down in his shack in Airport Valley in Walmer.

According to Colonel Naidu, it is alleged that three men broke down the door and argued with Dinge about drugs.

"Two men were armed and shots were fired at Dinge.

"He sustained a fatal gunshot wound to his shoulder," she described.

"The men left after the shooting. A case of murder is under investigation."

Anyone with information, which may assist the SAPS in the investigation into these cases is asked to contact SAPS Bethelsdorp on 041 404 3009, SAPS Walmer D/Capt Estelle Edwards on 041 5811496 or 079 520 3256 or Crime Stop on 0860010111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211, anonymously if needs be.