Police launch manhunt for double murder suspects

Police in Hebron close to Brits have launched a manhunt to find the murderers of two people who were shot and killed at a local tavern on Sunday.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, two unknown men entered the tavern and went into the female toilets. They were escorted out and directed to the male toilets. “On return from the toilets, they approached patrons and one of them allegedly fired shots hitting one male and two females. Godknows Kgopane (39) and Portia Manale (38) died instantly on the scene while another female was rushed to hospital for medical treatment. The suspects fled the scene on foot and are still at large,” he said.

The motive of the killings is unknown and investigation into the murders continues.

The police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation, to contact the Investigating Officer, Captain Nick Mokhutshwane on 082 661 0741 or call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via the MySAPS App on your smart phone or iPhone.