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Free State cop stabbed to death

2012-11-20 10:25

Bloemfontein - A Free State vehicle theft unit police officer was found murdered in a park behind his office in Welkom, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Puleng Motsoeneng said the 44-year-old captain had a stab wound in the neck.

He also had severe injuries to his knees and head, indicating that his attackers might have run over him with his car. The captain was the duty officer for the vehicle verification unit during the weekend.

His wife last saw him on Sunday at 19:52. He was found when a passing police patrol noticed an abandoned car in the park and established it was registered to the police.

The officer's body was lying behind the vehicle.

The motive for his death was unknown and no arrests had been made yet.

Comments
  • michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-20 10:33

    Was his firearm retrieved? Thats your motive right there... Our cops are being killed senselessly. When is the ANC going to wake up and do something about this crime?

      gift.mushi.9 - 2012-11-20 12:06

      1. Was he on duty? 2.Probably the hirachy at the station end at him (as a Captain) and there is someone lower than him looking for his position. They must investigate his collegues. 3. Or maybe he was involved in scam of cars as he was dealing with cars and there was a deal that went wrong, police must check the cars that he was working on, who are the people involved. 4. Or maybe he was bully and taking some people's girlfriends, police must investigate who he was involved (Jolling) with. 5. Lastly, maybe he has R1million life cover from 1 life direct, his wife might be involved, police must investigate this as well. May his soul RIP. News 24 keep us informed on this case.

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2012-11-20 10:42

    another policeman gone and now his family sits with out a income. why kill the police he was just doing his job.

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-11-20 11:01

    An office squabble gone wrong? My totally unproven conspiracy theory still is that most cops get killed by their corrupt collogues because they want to blow the whistle or don't want to cooperate.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-20 11:13

      I tend to agree.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-20 13:20

      I agree. It's the reality of our times. The cops are sometimes the biggest criminals. Next to the anc that is.

  • braamc - 2012-11-20 11:07

    Another normal day in savage SA

  • riotousr - 2012-11-20 11:38

    I have learned not to trust cops that guard our impounded vehicles. I am just saying, boss. R.I.P.

  • siza.silvester - 2012-11-20 13:54

    First time i hear, sorry, read about this theory. It's a very very interesting take on this cop killing situation. At this rate, we'll need a special funeral arrangement for our police. The cops are struggling to protect themselves. Now we need to worry about the SERVE part. MDLULI, police INTELLIGENCE etc etc...MANGAUNG ... I'm on a roll here folks.

  • melusi.myaluza - 2012-12-25 14:45

    Interesting that the wife noted that her husband disappeared @ 19h52,was she already building her alibi?

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