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Johannesburg - A Polokwane businessman was found dead in his shop, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Captain Mamphaswa Seabi said the Polokwane police have launched a manhunt for the people responsible for the murder that occured on Wednesday, at around 7.45pm at Mahlatse Fast Food along Church Street.

"It is alleged that a man walked into the shop without saying anything, pulled out a 9mm pistol and shot a 57-year-old business owner and sped off from the scene in a Ford Ranger. Police were summoned to the scene and a  manhunt ensued. The motive behind this incident is unknown," Seabi said.

Seabi urged people with information to contact the police.

African News Agency/ANA