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2020/12/10      |  Written By:  Colonel S Soci   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: Cala Detectives are appealing for community assistance to solve the double murder case reported at Draainfntein farm, near Cala on 04 December 2020.

According to information at police’s disposal, two (2) unknown men entered the farm pretending to be looking for their sheep. While the owner of the farm was responding one of the suspects drew firearm and started shooting. Both the husband and wife, 66 and 56 years were fatally wounded and the suspects fled on foot.

Two (2) murder cases were opened for investigation. The motive for the murders has not yet been established and police will not speculate as this forms part of the investigation.

Police appeal to anyone who can assist the police investigation with any information to contact the Investigating Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Thembinkosi Spambo on 0827797128. Information can also be shared on SAPS Crime Stop 086100 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS App. All shared information will be treated with strict confidentiality and callers can remain anonymous if they wish to.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga condemned the murders. “The 72-hour Activation Plan which includedsthe deployment of Crime Intelligence, Detective Services and other supporting units has been mobilized to track, trace and arrest the suspects involved in these murders,” she said.