Two women were shot dead in South Africa while aboard a Harare-bound bus in the early hours of Thursday by three suspects who posed as passengers.
According to a statement by South African police, three suspects apparently boarded a Harare-bound bus at Bosman in Pretoria, pretending to be passengers.
“The bus belonging to Copperbelt Bus Company, reportedly left Pretoria just after 01:00 this morning (Thursday). As it passed Mantsole weigh bridge along the N1 road, one of the suspects allegedly produced a firearm and shot through the front windscreen, forcing the driver to pull over. The other suspects shot three women, instantly killing two and critically injuring the other,” the statement read.
“All other passengers were then ordered to disembark and lie on the ground. They were thereafter robbed of their belongings, including cash, cellphones and passports. The suspects were thereafter allegedly picked up by another motor vehicle that was apparently following the bus.”
The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspects.