'Strong leads' in hunt for Limpopo man

2012-01-05 12:18
Conrad Bonnette's motorbike is seen outside the Modimolle house in which he was shot dead, allegedly by his stepfather. (Beeld)

Conrad Bonnette's motorbike is seen outside the Modimolle house in which he was shot dead, allegedly by his stepfather. (Beeld)

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Polokwane - Limpopo police are confident the 51-year-old man wanted for the murder of his stepson and an attack on his estranged wife will be arrested.

"We are following strong leads... we have guys on the ground tracking him down. We are confident he will be arrested. I hope today," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Thursday.

The man, whose identity document indicates that he was born in Namibia, allegedly forced three men believed to be his workers at gunpoint to gang-rape his estranged wife and mutilated her in his home in Modimolle on Tuesday.

He then lured his 19-year-old stepson to his house and shot him dead when he arrived.

Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday that he had earlier lured his wife to his home to discuss their marriage, and had also called the stepson there claiming he wanted to have a discussion with him.

On his arrival, the man forced him into a room and shot him in the head.

The newspaper reported that he left a note at the scene, saying he was tired of living and that the police should not look for him. The man fled in his white Toyota Fortuner registration number DCS 392 FS.

The three identified as his workers ran away and their whereabouts were unknown.

Mauladzi said it was not known whether the three indeed worked for the husband before the attack, or whether he had picked them up in town and offered them a temporary job.

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