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News: Police launch manhunt after killing of patron

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

BLOEMFONTEIN - A manhunt was launched after a 20-year-old patron was shot and killed at a tavern in Mangaung.

On Sunday 26 March 2023 at about 02:30, Mangaung Police were called to a scene at a tavern in Phase 4, Namibia, Mangaung.  On arrival members found a man with two gunshot wounds inside the tavern.  One on the head and one on the left back shoulder.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and declared Thabang Ramatae dead at the scene.  No one has been arrested yet and a manhunt was launched.

Police are pleading with anyone who might have information on the suspects to contact Capt Tsietsi Mapuru on 082 527 7375 or contact Police crime line 08600 10111 or drop a tipoff on MySaps App.



Sgt Mahlomola Kareli
082 527 6634




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