Thohoyandou SAPS appealing to community for Mukula murder information

The SAPS in Thohoyandou is investigating a murder that occurred at Mukula village in Vhembe District on Wednesday, 22 November 2023.

According to the information, the police received information regarding a shooting incident along Mukula Public Tarmac Road. Upon arrival with Emergency Services personnel, they discovered a Sprinter minibus parked on the side of the road, presumably carrying school learners.

A male victim was found in the driver’s seat with gunshot wounds. While the learners were scattered on the ground. Some were taken to the nearest hospital for trauma, while others were treated at the scene.

The learners alleged that they heard the gunshots after the minibus stopped to pick up the other learner, and some of them even jumped out of the moving minibus. The suspect fled into the bushes and was not identified since it was still dark.

The male victim was certified dead at the scene.  The motive behind the shooting is unknown at this stage. The police have since opened a murder case. 

Police are appealing to the community for information that can assist with the apprehension of the suspect to contact Investigating Officer Captain Makwela on 082 414 7763 or 015 960 1099 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by sharing information on MySAPSApp.