Thursday, 27 May 2021

Thaba Nchu: The police in Thaba Nchu have opened a case of inquest following the mysterious death of six family members.

On Wednesday; 26 May 2021, an employee of a Hardware store went to Thaba Nchu police station to report that he had not seen his employer for the past ten (10) days.

Police went to the given address in town and upon arrival, they were welcomed by a foul smell and flies coming from the house. They gained entry through the window as doors were locked.

Inside the house they found the lifeless bodies of a male estimated to be 44 years, two girls aged about 8 and 10, and a boy estimated to be about 3 years old. Inspecting further in the bedroom, a lifeless body of a female estimated to be about 38 years old was, found and the body of another boy aged about 11 years was found in the bathroom.

No physical injuries were seen on the bodies but all were found bloated.

It is alleged that the deceased are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and were staying in Thaba Nchu. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.