Polokwane murder suspect arrested

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By: Tsundukani Zitha

POLOKWANE -A 43-year-old Matsobane Peter Molepo from Mmatobole village in the Ga-Maja area was ultimately arrested for the murder of a local taxi driver who was shot dead at a hiking spot in Polokwane.

This was after an intensive investigation by the Polokwane Police detectives.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Lt. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says that the incident took place on the 28th of November 2017.

“The suspect allegedly shot and killed the taxi driver identified as Collen Malepe(24) from Ga-Mathabatha villag after a heated argument,” said Ngoepe.

Lt. Colonel Ngoepe further stated that the motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage but the Police investigations will tell as they are still unfolding.

“The suspect had already appeared before the Polokwane Magistrate Court and was not granted bail. His case was postponed until the 25th April 2018 for a formal bail application and further Police investigations,” said Ngoepe. The Police investigations are underway.