Manhunt for policeman after wife is gunned down

The police confirmed they were indeed looking for the sergeant.


The eMalahleni police have launched a manhunt for one of their colleagues after his wife Busi Mokwana was found shot dead a few kilometres from her home.

The police are basing their chase for Sergeant Elvis Sithole on information they received from Mokwana’s family, which includes an SMS he allegedly sent to her uncle.

Mokwana was found dead Thursday afternoon 3 January 2019 in the eMalahleni suburb of Tasbet Park. She was in her car that was parked on the side of the road and had a gunshot wound on the side of her head.

Local police told the 013NEWS reporter on the sidelines of the scene at Kiepersol Street that Mokwana’s uncle, known only as Mokoena, received a “shocking SMS” from the policeman and it was alluding to the death of the 34-year-old mineworker woman.

Manhunt for policeman after wife is gunned down

The scene where Busi Mokwana’s body was discovered.

In the SMS, which the 013NEWS reporter saw and obtained through a screengrab, Sithole allegedly wrote that this was a “lesson that next time there is a problem in the family you don’t just run to the police station”.

Manhunt for policeman after wife is gunned down

Local police said it was sent around 3 in the afternoon – while police and the family were on the scene. She was last seen this morning at around 6 when she left for work in her maroon Renault Clio.



“Investigations are continuing, we are currently looking for the sergeant to assist us with investigation,” one police officer told the 013NEWS reporter before referring further queries to provincial police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi who said a full statement will be released.

Manhunt for policeman after wife is gunned down

WANTED: eMalahleni cop sergeant Elvis Sithole.

The incident has left the Mokwana family devastated, believing that this occurred as a consequence of the troubles they faced in their marriage.

Uncle Mokoena said that around October 2018 Sithole beat Mokwana badly, to the extent that her eyes were “closed from the swelling”.

“After the incident she left him and she was living with me. We very very disturbed as a family, he had been threatening her and was obviously following her” Mokoena said.

(edited by MLM)

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