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Three arrested for the gruesome murder of a 54-year-old man in Welkom



On Wednesday, three men were arrested for the murder of a 54-year-old man who was shot on weekends in a shopping complex in Welkom.

A police spokesman, Brigadier Sam Makhele, said the firearm is considered to have been confiscated. Makhele said more arrests were coming, because the police were interrogating a trio.

Shai Mikia Mohapi was shot and killed in his vehicle, waiting for his wife at the Commando Commerce complex in Welkom on Saturday evening. His attack was captured by security cameras. The film has become viral.

Mohapi was recruited by two armed men who shot at him several times from a short distance. Then they pulled his body out of the vehicle before escaping in the blue VW Polo.

Mohapi died at the scene, and his vehicle was later discovered abandoned on Steyn Street in Welkom.

Men will soon appear in court.

Provincial Free State Commissioner, Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe, talented the investigative team for their prompt response to the incident.

"This is what we call stamping the authority of the state at its best [criminals] he will be hunted and brought to a reserve in the Free State, "Sempe said.


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