Police appeal to public

2015-08-05 06:01

Police hunt killers

THE Welkom police appeal for the public’s help in tracking down the gunmen who shot and killed a woman from Lesotho, Makhauta Mokhele (30), on 14 July.

She was murdered at the Phakisa residence in Alma Road in Welkom at about 19:45.

Stephen Thakeng, Welkom police spokesperson, said the victim resided at the Paballong Village, one of the former mine workers’ dwellings in Welkom.

The woman’s body, which had several bullet wounds, was found in a pool of blood in the parking area at the Phakisa residence.

According to Thakeng, a case of murder is being investigated. The preliminary investigation at the crime scene revealed that the deceased woman’s brother and father (names not revealed), were also fatally shot in Lesotho four weeks ago. Thakeng said the findings revealed that those killings were related to livestock theft.

Anyone with information regarding the killers of Makhauta Mokhele must contact the investigative officer, Sgt Teswin Carls of the Welkom Cluster Task Team, on 072-294-9306 or 057-391-6238 during office hours.

Survivor needed to finalise case

The Odendaalsrus police appeal for the public’s help in tracing the survivor of a gang-related stabbing, Zuzile Ben May.

If he is found, the state will be able to proceed with the case of attempted murder against the eight suspects who brutally attacked him at a tavern in Kutlwanong, Odendaalsrus, on 28 November 2014.

According to Molebogeng Lechesa, the Welkom police spokesperson, eight suspects were arrested in connection with May’s attack.

The survivor sustained multiple stab wounds to his back, upper arms and fractures on both hands. He was allegedly attacked with knives and knobkierries.

Lechesa said May could not be found at either of the residential addresses he had provided.

May, or any person with information about his whereabouts, is requested to urgently contact WO Petrus van der Walt on 057-916-2426 or 083-288-6835 during office hours.

Help needed to find gunmen

The Welkom police appeal for the public’s assistance in their search for three unknown armed men who shot and killed Mzimazi Sobekwa (41) at the Thabong Sewage Plant in Jan Hofmeyr Road in Welkom.

The victim was killed on 22 July at approximately 23:00. The three gunmen overpowered him and surviving colleague Abraham Khiba at the sewage plant.

Capt. Stephen Thakeng, the Welkom police spokesperson, said one of the suspects had shot the victim in the forehead. The surviving colleague was held hostage on the premises by the attackers, who are still at large.

Anyone with information regarding this case must phone the investigative officer, Sgt Teswin Carls of the Welkom Cluster Task Team for Murder cases, on 072-294-9306 or 057-391-6238 during office hours

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