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.

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