Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

25 August 2022

Young couple escaped death when two suspects forced open the door at their residential place, fired several shots at the victims leaving them to die at Emadamini, Wesselton in Ermelo on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

The victims were asleep at their residence just before midnight when the incident occurred and were both rushed to hospital.

The 23 year old male has since been discharged from hospital whilst his partner remains in hospital fighting for her life.

According to the police report, the boyfriend was shot twice and his partner suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The motive behind is unknown at the moment as nothing was taken from the house.

Police are currently investigating two counts of attempted murder, and possibilities that other charges might be added cannot be ruled out.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has condemned the attack.

“The safest place to be is behind everyone’s house’s door, it is really disturbing when people are attacked where they are supposed to be safe,” said the General.