New spate of ­murders shock

2015-10-14 06:00
A BODY of an unknown person which was found burned on the veld at the Tshiame B near Harrismith. 

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A BODY of an unknown person which was found burned on the veld at the Tshiame B near Harrismith. Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – At least five people have been found killed in the Eastern Free State in the course of only six days.

A young man of about 19 years old was allegedly stabbed and killed on Sunday (11/10) afternoon in Bohlokong near Bethlehem after he had apparently been involved in a fight with his friend.

An eyewitness told Express Eastern Free State that there had been a knife fight between the two young men in Mosia Street in Bohlokong.

“The deceased went down after a few minutes of stabbing and he died instantly,” a source said.

“The other one fled the scene in pain.”

In another incident, Joyce Mathabo Msimanga (26) from Bohlokong near Bethlehem was allegedly stabbed to death on Friday (09/10) by her boyfriend. The suspect is still at large.

Sgt Mmako Mophiring, police spokesperson, said it was alleged that a group of friends, consisting of two couples, had been returning to their homes from a nearby tavern at about 04:00.

“They were walking home, which is in Roman Street, when an argument allegedly surfaced between the victim and her boy friend,” said Mophiring.

“One of the friends saw that the woman was bleeding, as she had been stabbed with a knife in the neck and chest.

“She died on the scene.

“A case of murder is being investigated. No arrest has been made yet.”

In a third case the burnt remains of an unidentified person was found in the veld at Tshiame B outside Harrismith by young boys who had been hunting with their dogs.

Also, the police discovered the charred remains of two bodies of unknown victims in the mountains while investigating a case of stock theft. One of the victims had been beheaded before the body was burnt.

Mophiring said the young boys from Tshiame B had been hunting in the veld between Makgolokweng and the informal settlement on Thursday (08/10) at approximately 10:00 when they found the burnt body.

“They rushed home and informed their parents of their find. They all went to the scene, with neighbours joining them.

“The police were summoned to the scene. The victim’s sex is still unknown.

“A case of murder is being investigated.”

“ They rushed home and informed their parents of their find. They all went to the scene, with neighbours joining them. – Sgt Mmako Mophiring

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