Police seek community’s assistance in tracing suspect(s) allegedly responsible for the murder of a well-known attorney in Mokopane

POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered a prompt probe into the brutal killing of a well-known attorney in Mokopane, who was gunned down at his home in Mokopane town on Monday 19 September 2022 at about 18:30.

According to the information received, the deceased Mr Schalk David Pienaar aged 69 was at his home with his wife when an intruder opened fire on the deceased and he was fatally wounded.

The Police were notified and on their arrival at the scene, preliminary investigation showed that the victim was shot several times and it seemed he tried to run back into the house but unfortunately he collapsed.

Several spent cartridges and projectiles were found in front and inside the garage.

“The perpetrator(s) must be hunted down and brought to book. We appeal to community members to assist with any information that can lead to the apprehension of these faceless criminal(s), “said Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage but a manhunt for the suspect(s) is underway.

Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect(s) is urged to contact the SAPS Mokopane Branch Commander Lieutenant Colonel Smit on 082 451 7213 or Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

Source: South African Police Service

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