A manhunt is under way for the suspects who shot and killed a Mpumalanga businessman, his wife and two daughters on Tuesday night.
A MANHUNT is under way for the suspects who shot and killed a Mpumalanga businessman, his wife and two daughters on Tuesday night.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela on Wednesday condemned the brutal murder of the father and his entire family.
He said a massive manhunt has been launched for two men following the incident.
“It has been reported that (Tuesday) night, at around 7.30pm, neighbours heard sounds of gunshots coming from the house of the business owner at Rebone in Casteel near Bushbuckridge. Thereafter, two men were seen jumping over a wall towards the direction of R40 road and where they disappeared into the darkness,” police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala said.
Police and medical personnel were notified of the incident and on their arrival found that the business owner of Faduk Cash Loans in Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek, Johnson Fakude, 58, his wife, Gift Matsane, 50, and their two daughters, Princess Fakude, 11, and Priscilla Fakude, 8, had been shot. They were declared dead at the scene.
“The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage and the victims were identified by their family,” Mohlala said.
Manamela has called for the swift arrest of the suspects.
“We would like to send our condolences to the family of the murdered victims. What has happened is so sad and can never be wished to anyone. Those suspects must be hunted down and be brought to book immediately. We know our community will not disappoint us but will assist with the information that we need at this point in time,” Manamela said.
Anyone with information about the incident or whereabouts of the suspects can contact branch commander Detective Colonel Dumisani Mbokane on 082 556 5630 or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Alternatively, members of the public can share information via the MySAPS app.