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2023/02/16      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburg   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 16 February 2023 – The police in Bedwang request the community's assistance in locating  Motshipa John Mapoane (71), who is residing at Molema Section, Mmukubyane Village, close to Makapanstad.

According to information received, it is alleged that he was last seen by his daughter on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, at about 08:45, when he went  to look for cattle in nearby bushes, but never returned home. An extensive search was conducted around the neighbourhood as well as neighbouring villages without any success.

During his disappearance, Mapoane was wearing blue trousers, a white shirt, blue overall jacket, a pair of black boots and a black cap. He was carrying a wooden stick and is dark in complexion, tall in length and skinny with a bald head. Furthermore he is using chronic medication for epilepsy and high blood pressure.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Warrant Officer Martin Seleke of Bedwang Detectives on Cell:  082 373 9548 or your nearest police station. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via MySAPS App on your smart phone or call Crime Stop on ‪08600 10111.


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Motshipa John Mapoane