Botshabelo: A 42-year-old man is in Police custody following an alleged murder incident in Botshabelo.

It was on the 5th December 2017; in Mafube Cattle Post; Section D; Botshabelo, when police reacted to a shooting incident. Upon arrival, Police found a motionless body of a male.  He had 14 gun shots wounds on his body and eight cartridges were found next to his dead body. The deceased who is 52 years of age, is also from Lesotho but his name cannot be released at this stage, as his next of kin has not been informed as yet.

A 42-year-old suspect was later apprehended after Botshabelo Visible Policing managed to trace the suspect. Two firearms and ammunition were seized and the apprehended suspect is expected to appear before Botshabelo Magistrates’ Court, facing a murder charge and unlawful possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Investigations are still underway and motive of the killing is unknown at this stage.

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