A man behind bars for kidnapping and murder

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Four people suspected of burglary were kidnapped and assaulted at Kanyamazane few days ago.Two bodies of the victims were found at Pienaar on Saturday 09 April 2022. One person is still missing and another managed to escape with injuries after being assaulted and his family took him for medical treatment.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the report, the four were kidnapped on 06 April 2022 by their assailants following a burglary case that was reported at Kanyamazane. Household items to the estimated value of about R 11 000 were stolen, including TV 40 inch Hisense, 3 cellphones and an iPhone, some clothing items (Jean’s) as well as a USB.

“Further report indicates that the victims were accused of being behind the said burglary and they were allegedly kidnapped and severely assaulted. The one who escaped lived to tell the tale of their ordeal.”

Mohlala said the matter was brought to the attention of the police at Pienaar where an investigation led to the arrest of the suspect. “The police are still in pursuit of other suspects who were behind this and the investigation into the missing person continues.”

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has warned people not to take the law into their own hands.

The suspect is expected to appear before court soon facing two counts of murder.

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