Monday, 15 June 2020
Welkom: Police in Welkom have launched a search operation after a couple was murdered and their neighbor raped on Sunday; 14 June 2020, in Rheederspark, Welkom.
It is alleged that four Lesotho men and the couple were having leisure time when the husband instructed them to leave as it was becoming late. An argument ensued between the guests and the husband which led to the male suspects allegedly shooting the couple on the heads.
Marion Chongo; aged 51 and Joyce Ntemutse Duma; aged 38, died at the scene. It is alleged that the men further took the deceased’s daughter, undressed her and attempted to rape her. They however failed. They then proceeded to kidnapping the deceased’s neighbour; aged 29, who was also part of the gathering. She alleges that she was dragged to the bushes and raped by seven men who later released her.
A case of murder, kidnapping and attempted rape is under investigation at Welkom SAPS and police request anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Welkom SAPS Station Commander Brigadier Disebo Cezula on 072 191 0680 or 086 001 0111 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively give information via MySAPS App.