ANC member killed, woman hit by stray bullet during suspected hit

Police in Mothotlung are investigating a case of murder and another of attempted murder after a 38-year-old man was shot and killed at an ANC meeting in Mothutlung near Brits on Sunday.

Ofentse Nkomo (38)

A woman, aged 30, was wounded by a stray bullet. Ofentse Nkomo was standing outside the Mothotlung Community Hall where he attended an ANC meeting.

“According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that he was outside the hall when a white BMW vehicle entered and stopped in the yard. It is alleged that two occupants wearing face masks alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on the man. In the process, a woman was struck on her left thigh by a stray bullet. The suspects then jumped into their vehicle and fled from the scene,” said police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.

He said the victim was certified dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS), while the 30-year-old woman was taken to hospital for medical treatment. The motive is unknown at this stage. No one has been arrested and investigation into the matter continues.

ANC North West spokesperson, Kenny Morolong decribed the attack as barbaric and said that he hopes the suspects will be apprehended soon.

Police are urging anyone who might have information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Tsholofelo Mohale on 082 373 9814 or the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via My SAPS Application. All information received will be treated with strictest confidentiality.