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A double murder shocks Matjhabeng Community

On Friday, 05 February 2021 two dead bodies of African males were found in Jan Hofmeyer road, Welkom at about 21:00.

The police were notified about the bodies and rushed to the scene. On arrival the bodies were found lying on the tar road facing up with visible multiple open stab wounds. They were certified dead by the emergency personnel at the scene.

After preliminary investigation by Welkom SAPS members the two deceased men were identified by their next of kin and friend as Tsiu Motaung 29 and Linda Mohlongo 40.  Investigation further revealed that the two deceased victims are believed to be members of Fireboys/Al Qaeda criminal gang.  They allegedly had a clash with International Junior Portuguese (IJP) members which left two victims dead.

Investigation into this matter was assigned to Sgt Tsie Matlokotsi of Welkom SAPS Detective Unit who seeks community with information that may also assist to trace the suspects to contact him at 078 758 5658. 

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Baile Motswenyane is making an appeal to community members to join hands in eradicating criminal gang activities in their mist. “These criminal activities are not static as they over flow to other communities where more murders might be due to revenge attacks which may affect innocent law abiding citizens,” concluded Lt Gen Motswenyane.


Brig Motantsi Makhele

082 466 7396

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