Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Limpopo police have arrested five suspects for the murder of two businesswomen in Polokwane on 10 October. One of the suspects is the husband of one of the victims.

The arrests were made in the early hours of Thursday, said police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo. The five suspects were between 25 and 56 years old.

Makoena Mabusela-Leshabane, 46, and Tebogo Mphuti, 35, were shot and killed execution style at Magnavia, Polokwane.

Mojapelo earlier said preliminary investigations revealed the women were engaging with a local property agent and were viewing different business premises for renting purposes.

"Three suspects, two armed with firearms, accosted the two women seated in their motor vehicle and started shooting at them and killing them instantly."

The suspects later ran toward their getaway vehicle parked in the vicinity and fled at high speed.

Mojapelo on Thursday said the Limpopo Provincial Investigating Team, the Tracking Team and the Magama Investigators conducted a well-coordinated intelligence-driven operation and succeeded in arresting the suspects at different addresses in Ekhuruleni, Elseburg, Katlegong and Germiston.

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Source: News24

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