Limpopo Teacher, 57, Shot and Killed During Robbery in Car Dealership, Suspect Arrested

Limpopo Teacher, 57, Shot and Killed During Robbery in Car Dealership, Suspect Arrested

  • A murder suspect who shot and killed an elderly teacher during a robbery at a car dealership was arrested
  • The victim, Muofhe Levwimbe, was shot at a close range after a suspect posed as a client at a BMW dealership
  • The incident sparked anger in South Africans with many users saying that residents are not safe anywhere

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PRETORIA – A 33-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 57-year-old teacher who was shot at a close range and died at a car dealership.

The victim, Muofhe Levwimbe, had taken his vehicle for servicing when a suspect entered a BMW dealership while posing as a client, produced a firearm and demanded car keys from the manager.

Limpopo teacher, 57, killed, car dealership robbery, police, murder, firearms
A 57-year-old teacher was killed at a BMW dealership in Limpopo. Image: Reynaldo Paganelli/Getty
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The suspect fled in a gold BMW. He will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court. He faces charges of murder, business robbery, possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, according to TimesLIVE.

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Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said police reacted promptly and arrested the man, who was found inside the stolen vehicle in Polokwane. IOL reported that two firearms were also discovered in the car.

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Social media users react to the murder accused's arrest

@rein_rebel commented:

“Who decided it is acceptable to kill teachers?”

@LekhosiRonza shared:

“Polokwane is becoming a dangerous city now because of crime. May his soul rest in peace.”

Mabala Mashudu said:

“He was a very good geography teacher, it’s a loss to the entire community and the Department of Education.”

Tracy Wilson posted:

“They are so brazen. Protect us against these thugs they feel they have rights to things that don’t belong to them.”

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Briefly News also reported Daniel Marven posted a video clip of a CIT that was caught on camera. The scene of the crime was violent enough to shake Saffas to the core. Sharing the location where the crime took place, Daniel captioned his post:

"Soshanguve does it again."

Peeps on Twitter were livid at what they had witnessed. Many called for justice and condemned the crime while others justified the criminals' actions. Some peeps who witnessed the heist live shared their cellphone clips.

Source: Briefly News

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