Teenagers murdered

2017-09-13 06:02

The police in Botshabelo are yet to make a breakthrough in the investigation of the gruesome double murder of two teenage girls, Tumisang Lengau (18) and Thato Salemane (16).

Col Thandi Mbambo, Free State police spokesperson, said no arrest has yet been made.

She said an employee at one of the factories of Botshabelo Industries discovered the two victims on her way to work on Saturday (09/09) at 08:00. She saw the bodies on the footpath in the open veld boarding K Section and in the Botshabelo Industries area.

According to Mbambo, the victims had multiple stab wounds.

“On their arrival at the scene, the police found two half-naked bodiesnot far from each other. The victims had multiple stab wounds to the upper body. The position they were found in, indicates that they might also have been raped.”

Mbambo said a preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were friends who resided at K-Section.

On the night of their murder, the victims had reportedly attended a night vigil at one of their homes.

“The two were last seen around midnight when they left the house to buy cigarettes at a nearby tavern,” Mbambo said.

The investigation into the double murder has been assigned to the Provincial Trio task team dealing with serious crimes in the Free State.

The teenagers add to the list of victims of the brutal killing spree of women in Botshabelo.

In July, a woman in her 30’s was found murdered on a football pitch in section H2.

She was also found half-naked with multiple wounds.

The police found blood-stained stones at the scene, raising the suspicion that she might have been stoned to death.

The police are appealing for the public’s assistance in providing information that can lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrators.

Anyone with information regarding murder of the two teenage girls can call Det.Const. Buza Monyaki on 078-265-0205 or call Crime Stop on 08600-10111.


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