Security guard shot dead at clinic construction site in Barberton


Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for a suspect or rather suspects who shot and killed a 31-year old security guard and robbed him of his official firearm and ammunition at a construction site in Barberton on Tuesday at 14:15.

According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the victim was on duty guarding the site, where a clinic was being built, when the incident occurred.

His colleague heard gunshots from the direction where [he] was deployed and immediately went to check on him. He found him lying in a pool of blood, with his firearm missing,” Hlathi said.

Police and medical personnel were notified about the incident and, upon arrival, the man was certified dead at the scene.”

Anyone with valid information was urged to call Lieutenant Colonel Senzo Dawe on 071 685 134, or the Crime Stop number on 08600 1011

Alternatively, an anonymous tip-off can be registered on the My SAPS app that can be downloaded to any smartphone. All information will be treated with the strictest confidentially.

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