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Manhunt launched after a couple was kidnapped in home invasion and husband fatally shot

Three murder suspects still on the loose after a family was attacked at their home, couple kidnapped and husband found fatally wounded on 23 August 2022 at about 21:00.

A 57-year-old Matjhabeng Municipality employee, was at his home watching TV in his lounge and his family at home when there was a knock at the door and three unknown suspect entered the house armed with handguns.

The victim and his wife were overpowered and tied up with shoe laces and forced at the back of the bakkie parked in the yard belonging to the Municipality. They drove with them to an old petrol station in Saaiplaas Virginia. Nothing was done to the wife but the husband was later found at a dumping site near the old garage. He sustained three gunshot wounds on his head, chest and cheek. His hands were still tied up. The bakkie belonging to Matjhabeng Municipality was found abandoned at Masimong shaft number 4 mine. Cellphones belonging to the couple were allegedly robbed.

The husband was declared dead by EMS personnel at the scene. A case of house robbery, kidnapping and murder was registered for further investigation.

Anyone with information leading to the arrests of these murder suspects, Detective Constable Khaya Matinisa of Virginia Detective Services can be contacted at cellphone number 082 301 3062 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or using MySAPS app.

Source: South African Police Service