F State cops await official's post-mortem

2012-03-14 19:44
Johannesburg - Free State police should know by late on Wednesday what caused the death of Naledi municipality manager Thami Tukani, whose body was found in a veld.

"The investigating officers will meet with the doctor later this afternoon [Wednesday], and based on the findings we will be able to continue our investigations," police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said.

Tukani, 48, was found near his car next to the N8, about 5km from Ladybrand, on Monday.

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi said in a statement on Wednesday: "We call upon the law enforcement agencies to leave nothing intact and no stone unturned in order to find out the truth.

"His death is a great loss to the nascent municipal governance system that we are creating as we build responsive, effective and efficient municipalities."

Tukani was last seen on Thursday. On Saturday a family friend saw his car abandoned next to the N8, Mbambo said. A missing person's report was filed on Sunday.

The case was handed to the Hawks in Bloemfontein. They found the body near the car around 13:00 on Monday.

Police said Tukani had no visible injuries and his car had not been tampered with.

Tukani was identified on Tuesday.

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