A foreign national, Petrus Moyo (27) escaped from the holding cells, hours after he appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the killing of Dr Werner Emslie (55) in September this year outside his house on his farm in Afguns, Lephalale in Limpopo.
His wife (55), also a doctor was shot and seriously injured during the incident.
She was airlifted to hospital for medical treatment.
Their daughter – a medical student was also injured.
The community and the South African Medical Association expressed their shock and outrage at Dr Emslie’s killing and the attack on his family.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said during the incident, the suspects took two hand guns [pistols] and drove away with Dr Emslie’s white Toyota double cub bakkie.
The vehicle was later found abandoned a distance away from this house.
“Following this incident, a manhunt by a dedicated Police Task Team composed of various Police Units ensued, until he was arrested in October 18, 2017 at Frankfort in the Free State Province,” said Moatshe.
He was charged with murder, house breaking, theft and being in the country illegally.
Moyo was denied bail and his his cases was postponed to December 12, 2017 for further investigations.
Anyone with information which may lead to the re-arrest of this suspect, may contact Brigadier Masia on 082 319 9285 or the nearest Police Station or the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or SMD Crime Line on 32211