TimesLive reported that 60-year-old Judas Chiloane, the traffic chief in Bushbuckridge, was allegedly gunned in the back seat of his Ford Ranger bakkie twice while his lover was unharmed.
Two suspects, Charles Mbungeni Mabuza and Howard Mashego arrested on Monday, March 13, in connection with the murder, were arraigned in court on Wednesday, March 15.
Commenting on the incident on Thursday, March 16, Captain Dineo Sekgotodi, the Hawks spokesperson, said;
“The two men told us that they would normally go to the spot near Graskop Road [where Chiloane was shot dead] to rob couples who use the area to engage in jola-joling [s3x] in their cars.”
They reportedly snatched away his gun before firing shots at his thigh and upper body. The lady sought help, and when the police came, they declared their colleague dead at the scene.
A source told TimesLIVE that Chiloane was found with no clothes, and his uniform was on the ground. He said;
“They shot him in the leg. He tried [to] escape to the driver’s side, and he was shot again … The officer tried to speed off for about 124m but succumbed due to injuries sustained. It seemed like the suspect took his firearm and other items and [fled].”
Judas Chiloane’s brother, Richard told reporters that they don’t know this side chick he was with when he was murdered. He said;
“We do not know that lady, I haven’t even seen her. What we know is that my brother was a good man who loved his family and was also a member of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC). He did not drink or was involved in anything wrong.”
Richard admitted that the father of three might have had lovers on the side, but the family only knew his live-in girlfriend.