Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Bethlehem: Bohlokong detectives are investigating two separate cases of murder and request anyone with information to contact investigating officer Captain Screamer Tshabalala on 082 453 0794 or (058) 307 5806.

In the first incident: A 24 year old male was found dead in a shack he was renting at Phase 7; Bohlokong; Bethlehem, by the police who were called by the community member on the evening of Saturday; 04 October 2020.

Upon their arrival at the scene, police found the deceased’s body lying naked with a wound on the chest and blood coming out of his mouth. He was declared dead on the scene. The motive of the killing is unknown and there are not arrests yet.

In another separate incident: A 30 year old male was also declared dead at the scene on the 06 October 2020, after he was assaulted and succumbed to his injuries at his rented room in Bohlokong; Bethlehem. The deceased’s death came after he was allegedly confronted by a group of about eleven people, whilst he was sitting with his friend and their girlfriends at his rented room.

He was accused of having an affair with one of the suspect’s girlfriend. A fight erupted between the group and the deceased, which ultimately led to his death. After assaulting the deceased, the suspects fled and police were called to the scene where he was declared dead.

Murder case has been registered and there are no arrests yet.

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane said that under no circumstances will acts of murder be tolerated and people being killed like flies.

“We will not rest until those responsible for these murder incidents are brought to book and face the music.” said Lieutenant General Motswenyane.