NELSPRUIT – A 29 year old man is due to appear before the Middleburg Magistrate’s Court today, Tuesday 02 February 2021, on allegations of murder as well as three counts of attempted murder.

His court appearance comes after the man reportedly handed himself over at Mhluzi Police Station today, accompanied by his legal representative. The man is alleged to have been involved in a shocking incident in which four people were reportedly shot at Riverside section in Mhluzi. The unpleasant event took place in the early hours of Sunday, resulting in one male victim succumbing to his injuries meanwhile three other victims were taken to hospital for medical treatment. Amongst the people reportedly shot is a female police Sergeant who was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Reports indicate that after the shooting incident, police were then notified and upon arrival at the said place, they found a 39 year old male victim with bullet wounds. The man who has since been identified as Sipho Samuel Magagula was unfortunately certified dead at the scene. Further information was supplied to the police that the same suspect allegedly shot other three victims as well but lucky enough, they survived and were treated at hospital. These details led police to add attempted murder charges.

After the incident was reported, police immediately motioned a manhunt hence the sterling result.

The police management commends the members who were involved in this investigation.