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Gunmen Still Free After The Kidnapping And Killing Of Matjhabeng Municipal Worker



After reportedly killing a Matjhabeng municipal employee in the Free State, three men are still at large.

On August 23, the guy and his wife were allegedly abducted at their home by three armed men. Three bullet wounds were found on his body, which was discovered in a trash.

According to police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng, “A 57-year-old Matjhabeng municipality employee was at his home watching TV in his lounge with his family when there was knock at the door and three unknown suspects entered the house armed with firearms.”


“The victim and his wife were pushed into the back of bakkie parked in the municipality’s yard, overpowered, and bound with shoelaces. 
They accompanied them as they traveled to an aging gas station in Saaiplaas, Virginia.
“Nothing was done to the wife but the husband was later found at a dumping site near the old garage. He sustained three gunshot wounds on his head, chest and cheek. His hands were still tied up. The bakkie belonging to Matjhabeng municipality was found abandoned at Masimong shaft number 4 mine. Cellphones belonging to the couple were allegedly robbed,” he said.

He claimed that paramedics pronounced the husband dead there and then. A murder, kidnapping, and home invasion case was started.

Anyone with information that could result in the capture of these murder suspects is urged to contact Detective Constable Khaya Matinisa of Virginia Detective Services at 082 301 3062, Crime Stop at 08600 10111, or through the MySAPS app.

In a another instance, Captain Thakeng reported that four armed individuals robbed a post office in Hennenman and fled with an undisclosed sum of money.

On Saturday, the four allegedly held a branch manager and his employee at gunpoint.

The four suspects apparently entered without any customers present, and two of them were armed with firearms. They were told to open the aluminum door so they could get inside. They were then made to enter the restrooms while restrained with cable ties.

The safes were broken into for an undisclosed sum of money, and the victims’ personal things were also taken. The suspects fled the scene on foot and no car could be seen, according to him.

The police opened a case of business robbery.


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