Police hunt for suspects who killed and mutilated man’s body

Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe has put together a team of investigators to probe the murder of a man whose body was found mutilated in Burgersfort on Saturday.

Colonel Melesela Ledwaba, the spokesperson for police in the province, said the man’s naked body was found near a filling station.

Some of the deceased body parts were missing by the time the police arrived at the scene. The man’s identity has been withheld while police continue with an investigation.

“The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has ordered an urgent manhunt for suspects involved in the gruesome murder of a man following the discovery of the mutilated body along the R37 Road near a fuel station in the Burgersfort policing area on Saturday afternoon,” said Ledwaba.

“According to the information received, the police were alerted about the incident, and upon arrival with the emergency medical services’ personnel, they found a male victim lying naked on the ground with multiple injuries to the face and lower body.

“Some of his body parts missing. The reports suggest that the deceased was staying with his nephew.

“Apparently, the nephew last saw his uncle on Friday at about 2pm when he indicated that he was going to visit his girlfriend, who is unknown to the nephew.”

Appeal to community members

He said the motive for the murder is not yet known. The police commissioner strongly condemned the gruesome murder.

She said: “I have ordered a team of investigators to get to the bottom of this brutal and senseless killing.

“We will work tirelessly to ensure that the perpetrators behind this incident are tracked down and apprehended.

“We appeal to the community members to come forward with any information that can assist the police in arresting the suspects involved.”

Ledwaba said anyone with information about the crime should contact investigating officer Sergeant Tony Mmotla on 083 787 3005, the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111, the nearest police station, or use the MySAPS app.

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