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Virginia: Case of murder and house robbery opened after 56-year-old man found dead in his home

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

VIRGINIA - Police have launched a manhunt, after the lifeless body of Mr Leslie Mosikidi (56) was found at his home in Saai plaas, Virginia this morning, 24 August 2020. 

The body of the deceased was found by his live-in partner. It is reported that she attempted to resuscitate him without success. She alerted the neighbours who in turn called the Virginia police.  On closer inspection, it was found that two plasma television sets, the deceased's wallet, shoes and a cell phone were missing. Further investigation established that the deceased’s blue Mercedes Benz, 1997 model, with registration FWM 785 FS was also missing. 

Cases of murder and house robbery were registered for further investigation.  An appeal is made to the community to provide any information that can help to trace the suspects and the stolen vehicle. Anyone with information is requested to contact Captain Amos Mlangeni of Virginia SAPS Detective Services on 065 808 1202.


Brigadier Motantsi Makhele
082 466 7396