Bodies of two murdered men found piled on top of each other on Witbank farm

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Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for the killer/s of two men whose bodies were found on top of each other on a farm in Witbank on Tuesday. 

According to provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, they received information in the early hours of the morning from a concerned family member who informed them that his 24-year-old brother had called him, saying that he had been shot and was hiding in the bushes on a nearby farm.

"Police immediately... went out and searched for him, without any success. They then summoned the K9 Unit, who continued with the search, where they later [found] Emmanuel Mashengwane's body and that of the second victim piled on top of each other, with gunshot wounds, at the said farm."

The police then summoned paramedics who certified both men dead on the scene. 

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A case of murder had been opened and police had launched a manhunt for the killers, Hlathi said.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma condemned the killing of two men.

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"I am disturbed by the senseless killing of the two men and, as such, have ordered for the search of the suspects. No one has the right to take someone's life, those responsible for this callous act will face the full might of the law," said Zuma.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in locating the suspect/s can call 10111 or 08600 10111. Alternatively, they can send an SMS to 32211 for any crime-related information or download the MySAPS app to anonymously send valuable information to police. The information will be treated with strictest of confidence, Hlathi said. 

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