Couple’s bodies found two days apart

A couple’s bodies were found on separate occasions in the bushes in Dithakong East village, outside Mahikeng, North West.

Police, who have since launched a manhunt, found the first body of a man aged, 48, at about 13:00 on Sunday, 19 June. Two days later, the 42-year-old girlfriend’s body was spotted by a member of the community at about 09:00, and alerted the police.

HOW THE COUPLE’S BODIES WERE DISCOVERED

“The deceased was found approximately 100 metres from where the boyfriend’s body was discovered,” said Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, the police spokesperson.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the girlfriend’s body was found with some body parts missing.

“According to information, the couple was reported missing to the police on Sunday, 19 June 2022. They were allegedly last seen alive on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at the boyfriend’s place in Mapetla Section, Setlopo village.”

“Investigation into the matter revealed that a Toyota Quantum vehicle, belonging to the boyfriend, is still missing,”

Brigadier Mokgwabone

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Mokgwabone further detailed that an investigation into the matter is underway and no arrest has been effected.

He further pleaded with the public to assist with information about the matter.

“Police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation to contact Detective Warrant Officer Oduetse Letebele on 082 569 1758 or to call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Alternatively, anonymous tip-offs can be shared via MySAPS App,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident which he described as callous.

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