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Rustenburg- North West police on Sunday offered a R100,000 reward for information that may lead to the successful tracing of 24-year-old Tebogo Ndlovu of Majakaneng near Brits.

Ndlovu went missing on August 2 after he was allegedly shot by Matthew Benson, 24. Ndlovu and two of his friends allegedly went to the farm G11 in Mooinooi near Majakaneng to steal scrap metal.

It was alleged that Ndlovu sustained a leg wound from a gunshot. According to information, Ndlovu's companions tried to carry him and run away with him. They allegedly left him upon realising that Benson was getting closer to them. Ndlovu had not been seen since that day and a missing person case was registered, as well as an attempted murder case, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said.

Anyone with information that could assist in tracing Ndlovu was urged to contact Lt-Col Isaac Tlhapi on 082-416-0767.

Benson was arrested on September 16 and charged with attempted murder and two counts of attempted murder. He was denied bail and was due to appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on November 7.

Previously, farmers offered a R51,000 reward for tracing Ndlovu, whom they believed was seen in Bapong. Benson's girlfriend's mother offered a R10,000 reward on September 28. A private investigator was also hired to trace Ndlovu, but without any luck. Ndlovu's mother Martha Ndlovu dismissed reports that her son was seen in Bapong as shocking.

Magistrate Jethro Mosime lambasted defence attorney Jeff Moyo for not bringing a witness before the court to testify that he had seen Ndlovu, even though the witnesses's claim was crucial to their case.