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Pensioner killed, two suspects arrested

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


FREE STATE - The Ladybrand police have swiftly arrested two suspects in Manyatseng near Ladybrand after the body of an elderly person was found with multiple stab wounds in Matleleng road in Manyatseng Township.

It is alleged that on 3 February 2022 at about 04:30 the police were busy conducting crime prevention duties when they received a complaint of an unknown person found lying dead in the street of Matleleng.

On the arrival at the scene they found a 60-year-old man with stab wounds on the neck and back of his body. The members made enquiries from the community which revealed what happened and who were the people allegedly involved. The two suspects were traced, found at a certain house at Metampelong section of Manyatseng and arrested. They were found in possession of a grass cutter and knife. The exhibits were seized. It is further alleged that the motive behind the killing was robbery that wasn’t successful and led to murder.

The two suspects aged 24 and 28 will be charged and are expected to appear before the Ladybrand Magistrate court on Friday, 4 February 2022 facing a charge of murder.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
079 528 4784