Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Welkom: Police in Welkom seek assistance in tracing a murder suspect after a lifeless body of a 25 year old African male was found lying in Othello Street, St Helena, Welkom. Next of kins were informed about the incident.

On Tuesday 17 December 2019, Police in Welkom received a murder complaint at St Helena, Welkom. Upon arrival at the scene near Makuru Tavern, the owner of the tavern pointed out to the Police a person lying in a pool of blood facing upwards.

The victim had sustained a stab wound to his neck, left hand and the left side of his chest. The Medical Emergency Services were called to the scene, where they certified the victim dead.

It is alleged a gang related dispute erupted inside the tavern and proceeded outside, where the victim was stabbed and succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was later identified.

No arrests have been made at this stage and the suspect is still on the run.

Anyone who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect can contact Detective Sergeant Teswin Carls; of Welkom Detective Services on telephone number (057) 391 6231, during office hours.