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Suspected illegal miner fatally wounded while digging in Allanridge, four murder suspects on the loose

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

FREE STATE - It is alleged that the deceased and his brother were busy digging gold when four African men approached and fatally shot the deceased. Manhunt launched to trace the murderers.

On the 06 May 2022 at 08:00 the deceased and his brother were busy digging behind Target One Mine at an open field in Allanridge. Apparently they were approached by four unknown African men and the victim was fatally shot on his right cheek and died on the spot. The Medical Personnel Services were summoned to the scene and certified him dead.

A case of murder was registered for further investigation. The motive of the killing is currently unknown.

Anyone with  information leading to the arrests of the murder suspects, Detective Constable Tebello Nkhetse of Allanridge Detective Services can be contacted at cellphone number 082 466 8193 or Police Emergency number 08600 10111 .






Captain Stephen Thakeng