May 23, 2017

Police probe student’s death

Police are yet to make a breakthrough in the case of an 18-year-old student was shot and killed in Universitas, Bloemfontein on Saturday night. Police spokesperson Captain Chaka Marope said investigation were still underway and called on the community to come forward with any information that might lead to the arrest of any suspects. “We are investigating a case of murder and robbery following this incident,” he noted. Marope said the student was alone in the siting room at a house he was staying when the attackers arrived and immediately fired two shots, one hitting him on left arm and…

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I failed the ‘murdered’ boy, says neighbour

Minor sister to testify in brother’s murder case when trial resumes in court The trial of a QwaQwa woman and her son who are accused of killing a 10 year-old boy over R4 resumes before Phuthaditjhaba Regional Court on May 12, when the deceased’s younger sister testifies. The minor was reportedly present when her late brother was beaten to death by the duo. Miriam Mokoena, 48, and her son Sello, 26, are accused of fatally assaulting Sabata Mofokeng last September after accusing him of stealing the money, which the boy apparently wanted to use to pay to play with other children…

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Farm ‘killers’ bust

Swift action by a vigilant member of the local community in Wepener has led to the arrest of three suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a farm owner and his helper over the weekend. The farm owner, 49 year-old Johannes Van Der Berg and his helper, Elizabeth Matsabisa, aged 57, were found dead in the former’s house with gunshot wounds. The gruesome find of their lifeless bodies was made by a neighbour who had come to visit Van der Berg on Sunday 23 April at around 3pm. Police spokesperson in the area, Seargent Yanga Ngcukana confirmed both the…

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