Police in Brits have launched a manhunt after two women were shot and killed in separate incidents in Oukasie near Brits on Wednesday. Five more people, including a 12-year-old child, were wounded.
The first incident took place at 12:45 when armed robbers shot and killed 33-year-old Neo Mnisi, at a shop in Oukasie, during an alleged robbery. The robbers fled and community members rushed her to the hospital where she was declared dead.
On Wednesday evening 30-year-old Lebogang Mapande was killed and five others wounded after unknown suspects opened fire on a group of community members who were on their way to attend a meeting at the Oukasie community hall. One of the wounded is a 12-year-old child.
According to police spokesperson, Adele Myburgh, the victims’ ages ranged from 12 to 46: “Four females and one male were injured. The motive for the shooting is still unknown and no arrests have been made.” The police in Brits launched a manhunt soon after the killings. Members of the community who may have information that can assist in the investigation are requested to contact the investigating officer Sergeant Gift Matome on 078 ?338 2542 or to call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111?. Alternatively, anonymous tip-offs can be communicated via MySAPS App.