A senior Limpopo police official was killed in front of his house on Saturday.
The station commander of the Groblersdal police station, Colonel Lebyane Jeffrey Seroka, 57, was shot and killed by unknown suspects in front of his house at Maganagobuswa village at about 04:30 on Saturday morning as he was making his way to a funeral.
According to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the suspects then took Seroka’s vehicle, a white Toyota Hilux, and fled from the scene.
The vehicle was later found abandoned along the Denilton-Maklerekeng road.
The police in Denilton have since launched a manhunt for the suspects.
“Preliminary police investigations indicated that the deceased woke up early in the morning and prepared to go to a funeral. At about 04:00, he went out of the house and, as he was about to leave, he was then shot dead in front of his gate,” Mojapelo said.
The motive for the killing is unknown, but police investigations are continuing, he said.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can
trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to
a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism,
top opinions and a range of features. Journalism
strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.