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Unknown man found murdered near farming area

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

FICKSBURG - Police are investigating a case of murder after the body of an unknown man, believed to be a Lesotho national, was found near a farm in the district of Ficksburg situated near the border of the Republic of South Africa and Lesotho.

It's alleged that on 20 June 2024 at about 11:30, the body was discovered near a farm in Ficksburg District by the farming community. Police and Emergency services were summoned to the scene where it was discovered that the person sustained two fatal gunshot wounds in his stomach and chest. The deceased is unknown at this stage. A case of murder is being investigated.

The deceased male person was wearing black trousers, grey jacket, blue and white gumboots, Grey and white balaclavas together with blue and white pair of hand gloves.

Anyone with information that can assist police in identifying the deceased and that can lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s), is urged to contact contact Detective Captain Lebakeng of Ficksburg at 079 897 7144, Crime Stop 08600 10111 or MySAPS App.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
082 455 6176

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