Provincial Commissioner orders manhunt for cop-killers

06 March 2021 | From Arrive Alive


The Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has ordered for a manhunt following a heartbreaking incident in which a 43-year-old police Sergeant was shot and killed in the evening of yesterday, Friday 05 March 2021, at Gamotibidi Trust in Bushbuckridge.

Reports indicate that last night, Sergeant Dominic Monana, who was off-duty at the time, was traveling in his vehicle with a lady friend. The two were then accosted by about four armed suspects who were driving alongside and disguised as if they needed to make a conversation with him. As he opened the window of his car, the suspects pointed firearms at him, demanded his firearm and cellphones. These ruthless assailants are said to have then fired several shots at Sergeant Monana. They then pulled him and his friend out of the car, took his state firearm and two cell phones, before fleeing the scene in his vehicle. 

Police as well as medical personnel were notified about the incident where Sergeant Monana was unfortunately certified dead. The member's friend was unharmed during the ordeal.  A case of murder with an additional charge of car hijacking was opened and police immediately mobilised all the necessary resources to attend to the crime scene where a 72-Hour Activation Plan was implemented to track the suspects, hence the manhunt. The hijacked vehicle was later recovered at Violet Bank near Bushbuckridge. 

Sergeant Monana was stationed at Calcutta Police Station before he met his untimely death. General Zuma conveys his condolences to the family and further indicated that they will be given the necessary support by the management. "I am confident that the prompt implementation of the 72-Hour Activation Plan which includes experts from various environments’ in the police will surely yield positive results and ensure that the suspects are put behind bars.” said General Zuma. 

Police appeal to anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of the suspects to contact Detective Warrant Officer Mduduzi Aubrey Motubatsi at 072 320 3194, or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All information received will be treated as confidential. 

Share This Page

Tell a friend icon Tell a Friend | Fax machine icon Print this Page

News Articles

11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
In efforts to deal decisively with the crime of extortion, Bellville police officials arrested three suspects on Friday following the kidnapping and extortion of an e-hailing taxi driver in Bellville on Thursday. The suspects aged 26, 28 and 40 believed to be affiliated to a local taxi association
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
KWAZULU-Natal Health MEC Ms Nomagugu Simelane has made an impassioned plea to the public to adhere to the Department’s established patient referral system, saying this would help prevent unnecessary overcrowding of high-level and specialist hospitals due to the presence of patients with minor ailments. Over
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is aware of videos making rounds on social media, depicting three inmates assaulting an official and an inmate carrying a gun and a knife. DCS can categorically state that this is all an act and nothing closer to reality. These videos contravene Section
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
A wanted vehicle was recovered after a positive hit on #Vumacam #CCTV in Sunward Park. The tracking unit proceeded to the last know location and was able to track down the vehicle. The vehicle was detained and handed over to Metro Police for processing. #FidelityADT is entrenching themselves
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
Three women and a man were injured this morning when a light motor vehicle and a bakkie collided on Eiselen Road in Daveyton. At 06h15, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the two vehicles in the middle of the road. Three women and a man were found walking around on the scene. Medics assessed
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
Two people were injured, one seriously, following a collision between two light motor vehicles on the Reval Road in Vaalview yesterday afternoon. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 15h02 and found the one vehicle on the side of the road. The second vehicle had already been moved away. Medics
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
The Gauteng Traffic Police will continue to reinforce law enforcement operations in the province following a high number of reported fatal crashes that led to major loss of lives during the Easter weekend. To this end, the Gauteng Traffic Police has adopted 365 Days towards making road safety a priority.
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
A man was left seriously injured yesterday afternoon when his light motor vehicle crashed into a truck on Blackwood Street in Risiville, Vereeniging. ER24 paramedics and Midvaal Fire Services arrived on the scene at 15h45 to find the light motor vehicle on the side of the road. The truck had burst
11 Apr 2021 | From Arrive Alive
In the quest to rid the streets of Cape Town of drugs, members of the Provincial Integrated Team with Rapid Rail police pursued detailed information about the exchange of drugs on Saturday evening. The team observed boxes being offloaded from one vehicle onto another. They pursued the vehicle with

News Archive

Home  |  
Contact  |  
Browser  |  
Disclaimer  |  
CMS  |  
© 2021 - All Rights Reserved www.arrivealive.co.za