Police suspect foul play in death of retired top cop

2018-01-18 17:21


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – Police have opened a murder docket after Crime Intelligence Major General Hendrick Mogoerane was found dead in a vehicle in Norkem Park, Kempton Park on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said investigators were waiting for the post-mortem results to determine the cause of death.

ALSO READ: Crime Intelligence boss position up for grabs

"At this stage, it is still unclear how he died. We found no visible injuries on his body," he said.

EWN reported that Mogoerane worked at Crime Intelligence until May last year, when he retired. He was believed to have had close ties with former intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula announced on Wednesday that Mdluli had been "relieved of his duties" after six years on paid suspension.

ALSO READ: Richard Mdluli relieved of all his duties, says Mbalula - AS IT HAPPENED

Mogoerane's body was discovered on the same day.

Dlamini said the major general was found by police on a routine patrol.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  police

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.