Police seek assistance with murder cases in KwaNobuhle

2017-07-20 06:00

Police are seeking assistance from anyone with information that could assist in solving two murder cases in KwaNobuhle.

The first incident occurred on Sunday, 5 February 2017 at about 02:30. The deceased, Phumlani Veli (26) was walking with a female friend in an open space near Ngeyakhe Street, Kwanobuhle.

According to police information, two men, both armed with knives, allegedly approached the couple and demanded cellphones. After not getting anything from the couple, it was alleged that one of the suspects stabbed Veli several times and he later died in hospital.

In another incident, almost two years ago, Sunday, 9 August 2015 around 18:30, police were alerted to the bodies of a man and a woman, both with stab wounds. The bodies were found lying in the bushes near Gunguluza Area 10, KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage. They were later identified as that of Hans Swartbooi (65) and Lydia Johnson (57) respectively. In all these cases, no suspects were ever arrested and the police are urging anyone with information to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Gcinikhaya Ntliziywana at 041 978 8800 or 082 319 9223.

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