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2022/10/19      |  Written By:  Captain S Thakeng   |   Province:  Free State

BLOEMFONTEIN: 18 October 2022 - A well-known Medical Doctor was attacked in his home, robbed cellphones and cash at gun point. He was therafter kidnapped with his vehicle and later found fatally wounded.

On the 17 October 2022 at about 19:30 the 27 year old wife went for shopping with her two daughters aged 2 and 5. On their arrival back home in Doorn Welkom, while busy parking the vehicle inside the garage, the wife apparently heard a 5 year old daughter screaming for help and the wife saw an unknown African male pointing a firearm at a five year old child. The second African male was also seen armed with a handgun. They were forced to the house and the husband (Doctor) opened the door that was when the two suspects forced themselves inside the house.

The Doctor tried to fight back but he was overpowered and they demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was robbed from the safe and cellphones. The Doctor was forced to drive off with the suspects in his white Renault Duster sedan with Free State registration numbers.

The search was initiated and with the help of the Tracker, the  vehicle was found abandoned at the corner of Craib /Blenheim streets Riebeeckstad, Welkom. Six meters from the vehicle, the the body of the doctor was found with hands tied behind the back, he sustained shot wounds on the head and chest. He was certified dead at the scene.

Next of kins were informed about the incident and thus the deceased was identified as Dr Simon Ngcobo born 19 October 1959.

A case of House Robbery and Murder has been registered for further investigation. The police are aware of sensitive photos of this horrible incident circulating in the Social Media, and residents are urged to stop  immediately as this can hamper  thorough investigation that has already started.

Should anyone have information leading to the arrests of these two murderers, *Detective Sergeant Andrew Lechesa of Serious and Violent Crimes can be contacted at cellphone number 060 985 9330 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111.