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Local security officer shot dead

A 37-year-old security officer at a local hospital died during the early hours of this morning (Sunday) after he was shot whilst asleep in his bedroom.

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A security officer at a hospital In Nelson Mandela Bay was shot dead in his sleep during the early hours of this morning.

Welile Yamaphi was sleeping in his house in Tromp Street, Missionvale, when unknown suspects forced open the back door and security gate to gain entry. According to police spokesperson, Col. Priscilla Naidu, Yamaphi was found lying on the floor of his room with multiple gunshot wounds. “Neighbours heard the sound of gunfire at about 02:30 this morning. The motive and suspects are unknown at this stage. The deceased was a security officer at a local hospital,” Naidu said.

A case of murder is under investigation.

Police are urging the community to not stay silent should they know the whereabouts of the suspects. “By keeping quiet you are aiding the criminals to continue committing crimes,” Naidu added.

Anyone with information should contact D/W/O Errol Kleinhans at Algoa Park police station on 083 243 4567/ 041 4011061 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. They can also visit their nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

Source: SAPS media statement

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