3 teens held for Limpopo official's murder

2013-01-02 18:38

Polokwane - Three teenagers and a man have been arrested following the murder of a senior Limpopo government official, police said on Wednesday.

They were arrested in Mankweng on Tuesday and charged with the murder of Ephraim Mashiane, 54, a director in the province's economic development, environment and tourism department, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Mashiane went missing on 1 September 2012. His burnt-out car was later found in Ga-Mothapo, about 35km east of Polokwane.

His body was found floating in Schoonoord dam in Sekhukhune, about 150km from the initial crime scene, a month after his disappearance. He been stabbed several times. It was suspected that he was hijacked before he was killed.

The four were arrested during an operation conducted by members of a police special task team.

The four, a 16-year-old, two 19-year-olds and one aged 20, were expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of kidnapping, hijacking and murder.

The motive for the killing was still unknown.

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-02 19:09

    Wat is the holdup 4government 2bring in the death penalty!! don,t bullsh~t me that it won,t work???

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-02 20:13

      The hold-up is The Bill of Rights. You can wish all you want, the death penalty is not coming back. Even if we had it, they are so young that it is highly unlikely any court would hand the death penalty down.

  • rude.awakning - 2013-01-02 19:21

    well done SAP! Condolences to the bereaved!

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-02 19:54

    we like humans living in the lion den

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2013-01-02 20:31

    Murder with intention,

  • - 2013-01-02 20:32

    If politicians listened and stopped amending acts we could have been safe. Bring back death penalty. Finish

  • gary.brink.9 - 2013-01-02 20:38

    Remember now; if you want to survive as an ANC official in Limpopo you'd better remember to give the youths their text books, see!

      joshua.kgorutle.1 - 2013-01-02 21:17

      u r talking nonsense u filty pig, u can't even think abt de grieving family... how i wish it happened 2 1 of yr close family, bloody heartless moron

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2013-01-02 21:31

    hehe they dont know what the motive was???

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-03 11:51

    Since when do they need a motive for killing? Bloody savages.

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