Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate mur­ders, deaths

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS - By LOYISO DYONGMAN

Gra­ham­stown po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Mali Goven­der has con­firmed that one per­son was killed at the week­end and an­other death in­ci­dent was still un­clear.

Goven­der said po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing what hap­pened to the sec­ond per­son as he was al­legedly found in a plas­tic bag in the CBD.

An eye wit­ness who wanted to re­main anony­mous said it was at day­time when the body was found.

“The per­son was a male and po­lice have opened an in­quest docket. The per­son has not been yet iden­ti­fied and we are ap­peal­ing to the com­mu­nity for as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the de­ceased. We don’t suspect foul play,” said Goven­der.

In an­other in­ci­dent a woman was stabbed to death in Xolani lo­ca­tion over the week­end. Goven­der con­firmed the in­ci­dent and said po­lice have a mur­der case un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. She had no fur­ther de­tails.

Out­side of Gra­ham­stown, the body of a man was found on a gravel road 5km away from the R72 in the di­rec­tion of Ped­die.

Goven­der said at around 7.45am on Mon­day a school teacher who was on her way to school was alerted to the body by a herds­man.

“She alerted the lo­cal SAPS at Moyeni. Dur­ing the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion a sec­ond body of a male was dis­cov­ered a cou­ple of me­tres from the first body in a nearby bush.

“The vic­tims are males and they both ap­pear to have been shot. The mo­tive for the killing is not known. Ex­perts are still comb­ing the area for clues and ex­hibits. No ar­rests have been made,” said Goven­der.

Goven­der said on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at ap­prox­i­mately 4:45pm po­lice re­sponded to an in­ci­dent of a shoot­ing at Bell in the Ped­die area.

She said it is al­leged that a 62-yearold vic­tim was driv­ing to­wards a gate at his farm.

He stopped to open the gate and while do­ing so, an un­known male ap­proached him and they al­legedly started to fight.

“While this was go­ing on, a sec­ond male ap­peared and at this stage the vic­tim started to run to his bakkie.

“He man­aged to get in and tried to hide and get out through the pas­sen­ger side. He was shot in the up­per body and died at the scene.

“Both sus­pects then fled the scene and ran into the nearby bushes. The mo­tive for the killing is un­known. A mur­der docket has been opened for in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” said Goven­der.

She said the name of the vic­tim will be re­leased once the per­son has been iden­ti­fied.

An ap­peal is made to any per­son who can as­sist with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion any of these in­ci­dents to con­tact the Crime Stop num­ber on 08600 10111.

All in­for­ma­tion sup­plied is strictly con­fi­den­tial and the caller has the choice to re­main anony­mous.

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