Mys­te­ri­ous death of farm worker probed

The New Age (Western Cape) - - Northern Cape News - TIISETSO MANOKO ti­iset­som@the­

THE death of a Wel­gelee farm worker in Oliphantshoek is still a mys­tery as po­lice in­ves­ti­gate the case.

Eddy Ap­po­lis was found 140km out­side Oli­fantshoek last Satur­day. He was last seen at his em­ployer’s farm sleep­ing. He was re­ported miss­ing by his fam­ily and his body was found af­ter four days of in­ten­sive search.

Po­lice spokesper­son Capt Ser­gio Kock said Ap­po­lis was found by the po­lice’s air wing.

“The po­lice in Ku­ru­man and Kim­ber­ley to­gether with the search and res­cue unit and com­mu­nity as­sisted with the search and are all com­mended for their hard work,” he said.

Kock said an in­quest was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

“He was sleep­ing in his boxer shorts and was bare-chested. When the other farm em­ploy­ees later re­turned, Ap­po­lis was nowhere to be found. He is an Oli­fantshoek res­i­dent and stays at 386 Muisvoel Street,” Kock said.

Po­lice re­quested any­one with in­for­ma­tion call Det-Const Mqaisa on 073 840 2654.

Mean­while, in an un­re­lated mat­ter, Daniel­skuil po­lice ar­rested three men af­ter be­ing found in pos­ses­sion of a sus­pected stolen ve­hi­cle, a lap­top and bank cards.

Spokesper­son Col-Maj Di­makatso Mooi said the trio were stopped by po­lice mem­bers af­ter a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle was spot­ted in the area.

“Po­lice could not get any clar­ity from the oc­cu­pants on the law­ful own­er­ship of any of the items in their pos­ses­sion,” Mooi said.

Fur­ther­more, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion dis­cov­ered that the items, in­clud­ing the ve­hi­cle, were stolen dur­ing a house rob­bery in Post­mas­burg on Jan­uary 27, where a 31­year­old male was at­tacked and as­saulted be­fore the sus­pects fled with the prop­erty in ques­tion.”

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