The police have arrested a 36-year-old man from Phuthaditjhaba after the body of a man, with visible wounds, was found inside an abandoned house near a dumping site.
According to information, on 23 March 2022, at about 23:40, Phuthaditjhaba police received a complaint from the public that there was a body of an unknown male person at the dumping site between Mandela Park and Maqhekung Village in Phuthaditjhaba. Members of the public pointed out the location of the body which was found lying inside the dilapidated house without doors and windows at the dumping site. The body had multiple visible stab wounds on the head and has been identified by people working on the dumping site, however, the family still needs to identify the deceased. A case of murder was opened and under investigation.
Preliminary investigations were conducted by Phuthaditjhaba Detective Service on the scene which led to the tracing, arrest and detention of the suspect. The motive behind the killing is not yet known however, police investigation continues.
The 36-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 25 March 2022 facing a charge of murder.