The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe to mobilize maximum resources to apprehend those responsible for the murder of the Mayor of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality in Limpopo.
A 56-year-old Moses Maluleke was shot and killed on Thursday evening at his home, and his 18-year-old son wounded.
According to reports, three unknown suspects entered the Mayor’s home in Saselamani Village at 19:00 where they demanded money from the deceased mayor and his son.
Police said when the pair could not comply with the suspects’ instructions, they were allegedly shot at by the trio.
“The mayor succumbed to his injuries on the scene and his son survived. The son was transported to a nearby hospital where he is receiving further medical care.
“A case of murder and attempted murder has been registered. Police have since launched a manhunt for the group of suspects”, added Colonel Athlenda Mathe.