Soldiers killed ‘by colleague’

2013-02-25 00:00

FOURIESBURG — Two members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) were found dead on a dirt road near Fouriesburg in the Free State on Friday.

They had allegedly been shot dead by a colleague, who was found hiding on a nearby farm on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Majang Schalkie said the three were apparently on their way to the army base at Fouriesburg, where they were temporarily stationed on border patrol duties.

The two deceased were driving in the cab of a Toyota Hilux, while the accused was on the back. It is alleged he shot them from behind, dumped their bodies and fled in the bakkie, which was later found abandoned in Fouriesburg.

One of the deceased was from Durban. Neither may be named as their families had not yet all been informed.

No motive for the murders has been determined.

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