Kids find priest's body

2012-08-04 22:42
(Supplied)

(Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Two children of a Butterworth priest found their father lying dead in a pool of blood, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

"He was found by his two young children who had alighted from a car driven by their mother," spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said.

The children returned quickly to inform their mother that their father was covered with blood, he said.

The children had earlier gone to town with their mother. Manatha said the 46-year-old Anglican Church priest had multiple upper body injuries, possibly caused by a sharp instrument. "He was found murdered on Friday at about 22:00 at his church house situated on King Street."

The motive for the murder is not clear as some of his items and belongings were found in the house, said Manatha.

"The identity of the deceased was still being withheld until the rest of the family members were informed."

A case of murder has been opened, he said.

Read more on:    east london

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.