Spat over soccer players may be behind Limpopo man's murder

2016-12-11 18:11


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Burgersfort – A dispute over soccer players may have resulted in the murder of a man, 44, who was shot in the Kgautswane village outside Burgersfort on Saturday, Limpopo police said. 

Officers have launched a manhunt for the gunman. 

The suspect, believed to be a well-known businessman, allegedly shot the victim several times, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said on Sunday.  

"The motive behind this killing is still unknown but our preliminary investigations have revealed that they were having a conflict over soccer players... [they] both [have] soccer teams," he said.   

The wounded man was rushed to the local clinic where he died on arrival.  

Ngoepe said the suspect left the scene in his vehicle, which was later found abandoned with flat tyres along the R36 outside Burgersfort.

He urged residents not to try to arrest the man as it was believed he was still armed.

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