Bones found in yard may be slain cop's

2012-03-20 22:26

Pretoria - Human remains which could be those of slain police constable Francis Rasuge were found at her boyfriend's home in Temba, outside Pretoria, on Tuesday, said police.

Construction workers came across the bones while laying a foundation at the house of William Nkune, said Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.

"The members of the K9 Unit and forensic lab found several bones including a skull," she said.

Nkune has been sentenced to life in prison for Rasuge's murder in 2005. Rasuge's body was never found.

"At this stage, we cannot say whether the bones belong to a woman or a man. All we have are human bones," said Mogale.

She said the bones had been taken to a forensic laboratory for DNA testing.

  • John - 2012-03-20 22:49

    "....we cannot say whether the bones belong to a woman or a man. All we have are human bones...." Thanks to Robert Broom...although "cradle of humankind" will not be existent.

  • Grant - 2012-03-20 23:30

    The boyfriend Nkune is dof. How can he bury a body in his garden and then get construction workers to dig the area up? What is worrying is that the police didn't find the body. They should have brought in sniffer dogs when Nkune became a suspect.

      Nick - 2012-03-20 23:41

      So you think he decided to renovate from jail to avoid the inconvenience?

      Grant - 2012-03-21 02:39

      Nick, I was going by the report where the police said it was Nkune's house. I collected a lot of 'thumbs down' for my comment. Maybe it for my assertion that sniffer dogs should have been used at Nkune's house when he was suspect. I recall a murder in Scotland a few years ago. When police had a suspect they went to his house and dug up the woman's body. They then ent to every house that he lived at for the last 20 odd years and discovered more bodies. The special equipment that the police had detected that in one garden a slab of concrete was buried underground. when it was dug up there was a body in it.

  • Krystle C. Theologo - 2012-03-21 04:54

    i hope its her so that her family can start healing

  • Sipho - 2012-03-21 07:23

    Why didn't they search and dig the property over a decade ago. If they cannot do a thorough investigation when one of their fellow police officer is a victim of crime. What about us the public of this country.

      Scrutans - 2012-03-21 09:21

      Agreed. It's not like he was the first person to bury a body on his property and we're not talking about a huge farm either.

      Barefoot - 2012-03-21 14:06

      With that approach the SAPS would have a dedicated digging team, reckon they should have dug the whole yard and all the places he's been know to frequent?

  • Kantoro Sten Mlauzi - 2012-03-21 07:26

    ya i also hope its her bones,,der is nothing hurtful like knowing your loved 1 has past on but u dont know where their remains for nkune renovating from prison while serving life sentence?? ai i dont know

      Luvo - 2012-03-21 07:51

      Can you please stop using twitter language. This forum is used by grown-ups!!

  • Johan - 2012-03-21 17:03

    This is actually bad reporting. Incomplete and confusing. But if it is the lady Rasuge, great fot he family. Finally closure

  • Michele - 2012-03-21 19:00

    What i would like to know is why it took our men in blue so long to go and look there. 90 Percent of murders in S.A are committed by someone you know.It should have been one the first places looked at !!! It's disgusting, been under their bloody noses all the time !

  • rene.mcevoy - 2012-03-22 04:52

    I pray that there will eventually be peace for Francis Rasuge, Her family will now have to go through the whole ordeal again, Bless them, they need to lay her to rest!

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