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No foul play in Naledi manager's death

2012-03-15 07:26

Bloemfontein - Police suspect no foul play in the death of a Free State municipal manager whose body was found near Ladybrand earlier this week, police said on Wednesday.

Colonel Thandi Mbambo said a post mortem report on the death of Naledi municipal manager Thami Tukani indicated that strangulation was the cause of death. Police found Tukani’s body with a wire around the neck.

Mbambo said an empty box of poison and a till slip for the purchase of the poison and the wire were found next to his body on Monday.

"Investigating officer Captain Francois Laux followed all the leads and with the evidence found at the scene led to the findings that no foul play was suspected."

Mbambo said the Tukani family had been informed of the findings.

Police said the investigation took police to a shop in Ladybrand where the items found at the body were bought.

The video camera in the shop showed Tukani buying the goods. He was wearing the clothes in which he was later found dead.

His vehicle was found in the area where his body was found. It had not been tampered with and his cellphone and cash were found in the car. The car keys were found in Tukani’s possession.

Comments
  • kasamkelo - 2012-03-15 07:42

    Another one bites the dust..........

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-15 07:42

    suicide?

      mike.rockey - 2012-03-15 14:34

      well spotted briony

  • Erich - 2012-03-15 07:46

    A municipal manager with a conscience - remarkable.

  • Lebogang - 2012-03-15 08:02

    This just does not tie up. Lets hope the police are trying to mislead the perpetrators while carrying a full on investigation.

      yttocs69 - 2012-03-15 08:11

      They should tie you up for being sooo dumb ...

      Thato - 2012-03-15 14:16

      Lebo is not dum - it shows some ppl read better than others. It's not suicide- it is said that the victim died of strangulation with a wire around the neck; it was not stated that he was hanging therefore there is an unknown in this equation unless the wire broke while the body was hanging- but then again it was not stated so....

  • Lindiwe Skosana - 2012-03-15 08:18

    I don't get the part about strangulation though...

  • joanne.stroebel - 2012-03-15 08:18

    Strangulation? Unless he was hanging from a tree how do you commit suicide by strangulation???

      Tulani - 2012-03-15 10:10

      @Joanne am still drawing scenarios in ma head and i dnt get any... still strangle himself while drinking the poisin......

  • Tulani - 2012-03-15 10:06

    "strangulation was the cause of death " & " Police found Tukani’s body with a wire around the neck." now this "Mbambo said an empty box of poison and a till slip for the purchase of the poison and the wire were found next to his body on Monday " to me this story dznt make sense at all....

  • Tulani - 2012-03-15 10:07

    "strangulation was the cause of death " & " Police found Tukani’s body with a wire around the neck." now this "Mbambo said an empty box of poison and a till slip for the purchase of the poison and the wire were found next to his body on Monday " to me this story dznt make sense at all....

  • Tulani - 2012-03-15 10:07

    "strangulation was the cause of death " & " Police found Tukani’s body with a wire around the neck." now this "Mbambo said an empty box of poison and a till slip for the purchase of the poison and the wire were found next to his body on Monday " to me this story dznt make sense at all....

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