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Police need assistance after the murder of a young man in Phuthaditjhaba


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

PHUTHADITJHABA – Police in Phuthaditjhaba seek public assistance for information that can assist in solving a murder case after the body of a 22-year-old man from Bolata Village in Qwaqwa was found lying in the Riverside Township with multiple wounds.

It's alleged that on 01 September 2023 at about 07:30, the police were summoned to the crime scene at Riverside township of Phuthaditjhaba, where they found the body of a young man lying in a cement ditch. He was wearing a red jersey and blue trouser jeans with black takkies. A blood-stained rock was found next to him and upon further inspection, multiple open stab wounds on his neck and head were noticed.

The 22-year-old victim has been identified by his mother from Bolata Village. The motive behind the killing is still unknown at this stage. A case of murder is being investigated.

Anyone who can assist police with information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) can contact Phuthaditjhaba Detective, Lieutenant Colonel Milela at 079 889 3311 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or MySAPS App.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
073 605 2047