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Manhunt Launched After Missing Pensioner Found Murdered His Home

According to Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the spokesperson for the Limpopo police, the authorities received a complaint about the deceased, who had not been seen for a period of two weeks.

The Limpopo police at Dennilton, under the Sekhukhune district, have launched a full-scale investigation into the murder of a 71-year-old man at his residence. The shocking incident took place in Moteti, Masakaneng village, in Limpopo and was discovered on a Wednesday afternoon.

According to Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the spokesperson for the Limpopo police, the authorities received a complaint about the deceased, who had not been seen for a period of two weeks.

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Concerned for the man’s well-being, the police promptly drove to his residence to investigate. Upon arrival, they encountered a woman who claimed to be a relative of the deceased. She identified the missing man as her brother-in-law.

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The woman informed the police that the doors of the house were locked, with the keys left inside. Realizing the urgency of the situation, the police broke open the dining room door to gain entry into the house. As they searched the premises, they made a grim discovery. The victim was found lying on the floor in the second bedroom.

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The elderly man, dressed in a blue short-sleeved t-shirt and long track pants, was found without shoes. His hands were tied with a steel wire, while his legs were bound with a dirty white bandage. Additionally, a brown cloth was wrapped tightly around his neck. Further investigation revealed that the suspects had broken the window of the bedroom to gain access to the house.

Authorities immediately called for the assistance of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), but sadly, the 71-year-old man was declared dead upon their arrival at the scene. In light of this heinous crime, the Limpopo police have intensified their efforts to apprehend the unknown suspects responsible for this brutal act.

Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba has urged anyone with information that could aid the investigation to come forward. The investigating officer, Sergeant Samson Ntuli, can be reached at 071 611 2584. Alternatively, individuals can contact the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111, their nearest police station, or utilize the My SAPS app.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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