A 37-year-old man accused of killing the son of a car dealership owner in Klerksdorp in the North West has been found guilty of murder by the High Court sitting in Klerksdorp.
Tshiamo Sekgoro shot and killed Mohamed Dangor and wounded two other people over a dispute over payment.
Dangor was shot in the chest and he died on the scene.
The others were shot and wounded and taken to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, Police say there has been a 4% decrease in contact crimes in the third quarter of the 2021-2022 financial year. Major-General Norman Sekhukhune was briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police.
However, murder has increased by close to 9% while attempted murder is up by 3.5%.
Rape has come down by over 7% in the same period while total sexual offences have decreased by 9%.
Robbery at residential premises has decreased by almost half a percent.
“We had an increase in murders … and robbery with aggravating circumstances decreased by 456,” says Sekhukhune.
Additional reporting by Joseph Mosia.