Manhunt after German tourist killed

German Ambassador to South Africa, Andreas Peschke, says the embassy is in close contact with South African authorities regarding the murder of a German tourist in Mpumalanga on Monday. Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has condemned the murder. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele will be in Mpumalanga on Wednesday after the fatal shooting of a German tourist

German Ambassador to South Africa, Andreas Peschke, says the embassy is in close contact with South African authorities regarding the murder of the tourist.

The tourist was shot and killed while travelling with a group of people to the Kruger National Park.

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has condemned the murder.  

WATCH | German tourist's murder condemned

Sisulu says she will discuss with security cluster ministers ways to ensure the safety of tourists who visit South Africa.

Tourism has been one of the hardest sectors hit because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Meanwhile, more safety interventions have been put in place in the province.

Tourism Business Council CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, visited the area and explains some of the interventions.

"There are speed humps that are man-made. So, the municipality needs to come on board and remove those speed humps," he said.

"Secondly, the police have agreed there must be some sort of of a satellite or a moveable contact centre to ensure more visibility."

The murder of a German tourist in an apparent hijacking attempt in Mpumalanga is making headlines here and in Germany. eNCA speaks to Tourism Business Council CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa. #DStv403

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