Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has in the strongest possible terms condemned the killing of two men aged 24 and 30, whose bodies were discovered on top of each other on a farm in Witbank on Tuesday morning, 12 May.
According to the report, police received information in the early hours of the morning from a concerned family member who informed them that his 24-year-old brother called him alleging that he had been shot and was hiding in the bush at a farm nearby. Police immediately attended to the matter and went out and searched for him, without any success. They summoned the K9 Unit who continued with the search where they later discovered 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 summoned the Paramedics who certified both victims dead at the scene.
A case of murder was subsequently opened and an investigation into the killing of the two has commenced.
The Provincial Commissioner has strongly condemned the killing of the two men and has appealed to the community to assist with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects.
“I am very 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 General 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 MYSAPSAPP to anonymously send valuable information to police. Their information will be treated with strictest of confidence.