Two suspects Kingsley Moda (35) and Isaac Bogatsu (40), appeared before the Sannieshof Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 1 December 2022, in connection with cases of two attempted murder and robbery with aggregating circumstances.
The suspects’ court appearance came after they were arrested on Tuesday, 29 November 2022, at Witpan, Sannieshof, after they allegedly robbed and assaulted a shop owner. Initial reports indicated that Moda and Bogatsu also tried to hijack a commercial truck that was delivering maize meal at Deelpan in Sannieshof. According to allegations the two suspects shot several times towards the truck, but the truck driver managed to escape unharmed from the incident.
It is alleged that a community member, who saw the suspects robbing a shop, reported the matter to the police, who responded immediately and traced the BMW vehicle allegedly used by the suspects to flee the scene. Police intercepted the vehicle and the suspects were arrested. The two suspects are expected to reappear before the same court on Monday, 12 December 2022 for bail application.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, appreciated the community for working together with the police in making sure that the two suspects were arrested.