The South African Police Service (SAPS) have issued an appeal to the public to help locate a suspect who is alleged to have murdered two people in 2020.

According to SAPS spokeswoman Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, Mandla Mgadi is wanted by Mfuleni police in connection with two murders and an attempted murder that occurred on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

Rwexana explains that a man (33) and his girlfriend were asleep in their Greenpark informal settlement residence when the suspect arrived and allegedly opened fire at about 2am on December 31. The man died while his girlfriend was injured and hospitalised. Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened.

The next day on January 1 at about 4pm, a 13-year-old was shot dead while sitting with friends on Theescombe Street in Wesbank. A case of murder was opened.

The suspect is believed to be in between Wesbank, Delft and Mitchells Plain areas. Anyone who has information that can assist with the investigation is requested to contact detective Lt Col Mike Thebus on 082 334 7486.

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