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Dead cop found by wife

2012-06-03 14:31

Johannesburg - A Tlhabane police officer was found dead at his house with a head wound, North West police said on Sunday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the 53-year-old officer was found by his wife at around 05:00 on Saturday.

The police officer left his house on Friday night and told his wife he had to go pay someone he owed money to, said Ngubane.

"Warrant officer Patric Lesele's wife tried to call her husband but the phone rang in the house. On Saturday she found her deceased husband lying on the ground at the back door with a wound next to his right eye," he said.

"Her son called the ambulance and when the ambulance arrived the police officer was certified dead at the scene. Police were called to the scene and they are investigating a murder case."

Lesele worked in the court in Tlhabane.

Ngubane said no arrests had been made and investigations were continuing.

Comments
  • WitWolf - 2012-06-03 15:16

    Another crime probably. Another life the poorly run anc could have avoided if prisons were a fearful place and the justice system not so corrupt as it is. Condolences to the family...

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-06-03 15:20

    a police officer has been found dead at his home. FFS who are these journalists who cant write properly.

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 15:26

      BEE participants.

      Mmannyo - 2012-06-03 15:44

      "a police officer has been found dead at his home". where is that written Shaun? are you already on crack again, mate?

      Jan - 2012-06-03 18:06

      WitWolf - do u know the difference between BEE and AA? or are you thickheaded?

      Shiko - 2012-06-03 19:42

      The most dangerous job in SA. Arrest a criminal and tomorrow is out on bail. Where in SA must a police live free like everybody.

  • sonofoldman - 2012-06-03 15:33

    Wasn't this a planned murder???strange his wife never heard any gunshot,and only found him the next morning!!!

      Mmannyo - 2012-06-03 15:47

      Suppose she was working night duty...

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 15:54

      We can infer from "wife tried to call her husband but the phone rang in the house" that she was not at home that night.

      Jan - 2012-06-03 18:08

      sonofoldman - where do they say anything about a gunshot or that his wife denied hearing it?

  • George - 2012-06-03 15:50

    May his life not have been in vain. The police need support from the public for the impossibly difficult job they're asked to do in today's SA. RIP

  • Charnelle - 2012-06-03 16:03

    Really sad report, another life has been lost. When will this ever end? These animals who walk our streets, not even our cops are safe.

  • wellington.titimberevere - 2012-06-03 16:05

    we feel sorry to the Lesele family may his soul rest in peace

  • Luvo - 2012-06-03 17:10

    As I suggested before, I think it is time that SAPS conducts periodical assessment of their members as incidents like these are on the rise..

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-06-03 17:58

    Thixo wam koze kubenini amapolisa ebulawa ngale ndlela RIP kusapho malulale ngenxeba kodwa isgwebo sentombo masibuye siso isisombululo

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-06-03 17:59

    Thixo wam koze kubenini amapolisa ebulawa ngale ndlela RIP kusapho malulale ngenxeba kodwa isgwebo sentombo masibuye siso isisombululo

      jento.dayisi - 2012-06-04 17:23

      nje noba ngunyaka mnye, ababulali mabanqunyulwe qha especially if someone is found guilty for murder beyond reasonable doubts rha

  • sonofoldman - 2012-06-03 18:28

    Jan isnt part a plot to send the Police on a wild goose chase, maybe the her records should checked???? Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the 53-year-old officer was found by his wife at around 05:00 on Saturday. This part of the report aint making sense.What work does a shift change at 05h00 in the morning??? EMS,SAPS hospital nursing staff dont Do it, as I was and EMS work for many years

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 20:12

      "wife tried to call her husband but the phone rang in the house". That is something that can easily be checked. If she got off a shift at 3am, it is perfectly feasible that she got home at around 5am. I used to work shifts too and often worked 11pm-3am. The bottom line is it is too early to tell. This is all the information we have right now.

      Mmannyo - 2012-06-03 20:32

      Whichcraft sono.

      jmareletse - 2012-06-04 04:12

      What does d wife doing on the backyard at 5:00?

  • Mmannyo - 2012-06-03 20:46

    I will solve this case once and for all. What happened is, the husband left home, friday night ( a ya malundi= Nyatsi staff, you know)and when he arrive in the early hours of the morning, the wife was fuming "otswa kae"? the son ja! o bogisa mama, the husband" le mpotsa eng lona? le ja nna fa le nagana gore ke tshereane, yeh? and the son shot him there and then with his work pistol.Up to now Telkom have no evidence of a call being made to the house on friday. The wife's cell phone company also have no record of the call being made. End of the story. Mother and son were sentenced to life in prison, the son is serving at Ramochana prison and the wife is serving at Pretoria female prison.

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-06-03 21:17

    God plz 4give me if im wrong, dat lady killed her husband. Her story is sensless.

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-06-03 21:18

    God plz 4give me if im wrong, dat lady killed her husband. Her story is sensless.

      Lindiwe Corsa - 2012-06-04 05:49

      u a wrong defntly.u dont evn knw de full story but u strd assumng wrong.de guy was involvd in a fyt 4 a girlfrnd

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-09 17:05

      I suspect you are the 3rd person here, the investigation resulted in her arrest with her boyfriend

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-03 22:01

    Its sad that you are dead, but lying to your wife and say you are going to pay someone you owe and leave your phone behind so your wife won't get hold of you. Even if you are a cop the results of NYATSI's is death

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 23:12

      Maybe they have a landline?

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-04 15:36

      Yes maybe they have a landline cos sometimes you don't expect a landline to ring inside the house

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-03 22:05

    Suspect number one Richard mdluli.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-06-03 23:55

    Speculate all you want.. Dead men can't talk! RIP and condolences to the family and friends.

  • Loo - 2012-06-04 12:32

    Story is full of holes . .but it might be that the journalist isn't the sharpest knife in the breadbasket either. just saying. Lest wait and hear more facts.

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