Botshabelo: The Provincial Commissioner of the Free State, Lt General Lebeoana Tsumane and Management noted with dismay to the news of the passing of one of the police detectives and his wife in Botshabelo. “We wish to convey our deepest condolences to both families, friend and colleagues, and also to encourage our members to consult with the EHW (Employee Health and Wellness), their local churches or parents if they are experiencing any challenges in their marriages, work or personal life”, said Lt General Tsumane.
The police in Boithuso were alerted of this unfortunate incident by the sister of the deceased after making the gruesome discovery in the early hours of the morning Friday, 01 December 2017. This, after she woke up to notice a suspicious message from his brother and went to investigate. On arrival at the house in F- Section, Botshabelo, she found the bodies of his brother and his wife in the bedroom and alerted the police.
On arrival the police found the 30 year old wife with three bullet wounds, two to the chest and one in the head, and the 36 year old police member; who was attached to the Provincial Trio Task team, was found with a bullet wound to the head. An official firearm was also found at the scene.
The motive of the killing is unknown and a case of murder and inquest has been registered for further investigation.