Monday, 13 January 2020

Thabong; Welkom: A 30-year-old man; Tsietsi Ishmael Rasobi; appeared in the Welkom magistrate court today; 13 January 2020, on a charge of murder.

A case was postponed to the 22 January 2020 for formal bail application and the suspect remained in custody.

This follows the incident that happened on Thursday; 02 January 2020. Police were called to the scene of murder in Constantia road’s open field, in Thabong. They were alerted by a passerby who alleged that he was picking up empty tins for recycling when he saw a half burnt body on the field.

Although at that stage it could not be determined if it was a male or female as the upper body was burnt beyond recognition with a tyre. It was later discovered that it was a body of a 15-year- old girl who was found wearing only a pair of black jeans.

The Provincial Commissioner of Free State, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane thanks Community Police Forum (CPF) and community patrollers of Thabong for their active participation in the arrest of the suspect.

“We condemn any killing especially of women and children.” said Provincial Commissioner; Baile Motswenyane.