'Shootout' at Giyani mine leaves three dead

2020-03-26 08:53
A makeshift shaft at the mine in Giyani, Limpopo where three men were shot dead.

A makeshift shaft at the mine in Giyani, Limpopo where three men were shot dead. (Photo Supplied: SAPS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Police in Giyani have launched a manhunt for suspects who killed three men during an "apparent shootout" at a mine in Hlaneki village, outside Giyani, Limpopo, during the course of Tuesday night.

"The preliminary police investigations revealed that a group of illegal miners went on a rampage and a shootout between them ensued where others were shot and killed," police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

The three men were certified dead at the scene. Ngoepe said police and emergency services personnel found them at different times and in different spots.

The motive for the shootings is not clear.

READ | Four zama zamas caught with illegally mined chrome - Limpopo police

Police investigations are under way.

The victims have not yet been identified.

"The suspects are still unknown and there [have been] no arrests," Ngoepe said.

Anyone who has information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects, can contact Colonel Chris Mabasa on 082 469 0739, Crime Stop on 08600 10111, or the nearest police station.

Read more on:    polokwane  |  illegal mining  |  crime

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.