Security guard arrested for attempted murder

KIMBERLEY – Police in Kimberley have arrested a 37-year-old security guard in connection with the case of attempted murder.

It is reported yesterday Friday 01 May, a security guard was manning access to the shop at a filling Station in Kimberley at about 17:20. It is alleged the security guard denied access to a 36-year-old customer who was not wearing face mask to the shop. It is alleged an argument ensued between the security guard and the customer. The customer was allegedly shot in the face.

The victim was rushed to the local Hospital for treatment.

The security guard has been arrested and the firearm used has been confiscated for further investigation.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Kimberley Magistrates court on Monday, 04 May 2020.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri has strongly condemned the incident and called upon everybody to exercise patience and cooperation with the purpose of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.