Three were arrested for gruesome murders of the 54-year-old man in Welcome

Three men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of a 54-year-old man who was shot and killed in a shopping center in Welcome to the weekend.

Spokesman Sergeant Sam Makhele said that a firearm believed to be the murder weapon was also confiscated. Makhele said that more arrests would take place if the police were questioning the trio.

Shai Mikia Mohapi was shot dead in his vehicle as he waited for his wife on Saturday night at the Commando shopping mall in Welkom. His attack was recorded on security cameras & # 39; s. The video has gone viral.

Mohapi was approached by two armed men who shot him several times at a certain moment. They then pulled his body out of the vehicle before they fled into the blue VW Polo.

Mohapi died on the spot and his vehicle was later found left at Steyn Street in Welkom.

The men will soon appear in court.

Free State Commissioner Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe focused the research team on their rapid action in dealing with the incident.

"This is what we call tuning the authority of the state at its best [criminals] will be hunted and brought to book in the Free State, "Sempe said.

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