Security officer shoots another following heated argument

A security officer lost his life while on duty at Groblersdal Port of Entry on Tuesday evening.

The 28 year old male security officer was shot, allegedly by another security officer, aged 36 years old, who has since been arrested by Tom Burke police.

Police say the deceased and the suspect worked for different companies and got into a heated argument while at the Groblersburg Port of Entry around 20:00 on Tuesday.

After the shooting incident, the 28 year old was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The two officers worked for companies responsible for escorting heavy duty trucks.

Police said area they are still investigating the motive behind the tragic incident.

The suspect will appear before Palala Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

In a seperate incident, on Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 53-year-old Visvin Reddy appeared before Chatsworth Magistrates’ court for contravention of Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956 for inciting violence.

It is alleged that on 3 March 2024, a man was heard and seen making an utterances that might incite violence in Durban.

The man was threatening that the country will be plunged into civil war the day his political party is not appearing on the ballot paper and not allowed to campaign. He further threatened that they will make sure that no one will make it to the voting stations.


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