limpopo- The Police in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen have launched a manhunt for three unknown suspects who allegedly hijacked a 51-year-old man at Maphalle village last night at about 22h30 and later killed him.

The victim was allegedly in the company of his wife, driving his vehicle, a VW Jetta, from Gauteng to Ga-Maphalle village, when he found three unknown males walking along the road. After stopping, he apparently offered them a lift on an agreed payment to the nearby village of Makgakgapaji.

On the way, the suspects produced firearms and pointed at the driver. The woman was in the process, pushed out of the vehicle. They thereafter drove off with the male victim.

The Police Detectives and Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit( VCIU) members were immediately notified about the incident. Following thorough investigations that were conducted, the vehicle was found along the gravel road at Maphalle Village and the victim was also found dead inside. He was identified as Peter Ramoshaba from Maphalle village.

The motive for the incident is unknown, the Police investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact Brigadier Willy Mashava on 082 451 7188, Detective Warrant Officer Wisani Manganye on 082 414 6043, Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station.