Vryheid SAPS is currently investigating a house robbery that has left one person dead, and the deceased’s wife in a state of shock.
Taking place on 3 March 2023 at approximately 8.20 pm, three unknown men climbed over the Vryheid house’s back wall, entering the back yard and the house.
At the time of the men entering the home’s yard, it is alleged that the 37-year-old deceased man was in the house, while his wife and three of her friends were in their bar area at the back of the house, next to the house’s veranda.
According to an official source, looking at camera footage, it was found that the three men were looking over the back wall before they jumped over into the yard.
One of the suspects then apparently made his way into the bar area, and another went into the house.
It was then that the source stated the deceased came running from his room, making his way down the hallway. However, according to the source, he was shot.
Despite this, the wounded man allegedly clenched his left hip where he was shot and tried to shoot back using the other hand. This managed to chase the one suspect out of the house towards the veranda area, where it was seen that the suspect shot multiple times at the homeowner.
Protecting his wife and defending his home, the homeowner eventually fell to the ground, still trying to shoot, until he finally passed away.
The suspects then entered the bar area and demanded that the women hand over their cell phones before fleeing the scene.
While the suspects managed to flee the scene, KZN SAPS spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo explained that charges of house robbery and murder are now being investigated by the Vryheid SAPS.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” he assured.
If you have any information on the matter that can assist the police, it is vital that you contact them immediately.
Newcastillian News extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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