The 36 year old police Sergeant, Mphela Obed Mokoena attached to Protection and Security Services of the SAPS in Polokwane arrested in connection with the murder of a 44 year old man at a liquor outlet in Polokwane on Saturday night, 22 May 2021 has today, on Tuesday 25 May 2021 appeared in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court.
The case was postponed to 1 June 2021 for formal bail application and further Police investigation.
The victim was allegedly inside the vehicle at about 23h49, reportedly waiting for his girlfriend who was still in the store when the assailant approached the vehicle and shot him at point plank range. The suspect then fled the scene.
Police and medical emergency personnel were summoned and they swiftly responded. A case of murder was opened and Police commenced with investigations and manhunt for the assailant. The victim was certified dead on the scene.
The suspect was arrested after he handed himself over to the police at Polokwane police station.The deceased was identified as Moloto Kenneth Shongwe.The motive for the shooting has not yet been established.