Police appeal to community to assist in bringing murderers to book
EMALAHLENI - Members of the South African Police Service at Vosman, near Witbank, are looking for unknown suspects who murdered three men in separate incidents on Monday, June 17.
At about 17:20 on this day, police received a tip-off about an injured man who had been abandoned at the clinic by unknown men. Upon arrival at the clinic, a nurse directed them to the victim, who had since died. He had sustained several stab wounds.
At about 18:00, police were notified of a man who was lying in a pool of blood on the pavement in front of a house in the township. Police rushed to the scene and found the victim with stab wounds to his body. He had already succumbed to his injuries.
The third complaint, received at around 23:00, was about a body with gunshot wounds discovered at a hostel in Ackerville.
The motives behind these killings are still unknown, and no arrests have been made as yet. Anyone with information that might assist police in their investigations is urged to contact Const Ouma Nkambule on 083 519 8344 or the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
Meanwhile, at Calcutta, the body of a 40-year-old man, who had succumbed to a fire in his shack, was discovered by community members. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, and an investigation is underway.
Another man, believed to be a foreign national who was reported missing on June 16, was found dead in a pit toilet of his business property. It is believed he might have been kidnapped and murdered, after which his body was dumped in the toilet. Two suspects, Ellias Mphambo (32) Happy Mnisi (40) have been arrested in connection with the incident. They appeared in the Mkhuhlu Magistrate’s Court today (June 19) on murder and kidnaping charges. They were remanded in custody and will reappear in the same court on July 2 for a formal bail application.
Police appealed to the community for anyone with information that might assist in these cases to contact Lt Col Dudu Shabangu on 082 469 2569 or the SAPS Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.
Editor: Anchen Coetzee
Subeditor: Lynette Brink
Submitted by: Col Mtsholi Bhembe