EMALAHLENI – Vosman police are looking for people responsible for the death of three men.
Information at police disposal revealed that four men were abducted from their respective places on Thursday, 03 January 2019 and taken to some secret location. The abducted men were said to have been assaulted and accused of hijacking taxis in and around Vosman.
On Friday, 4 January police responded to a commotion at Hlalanikahle and immediately launched an investigation.
During the investigation they were reliably informed of the men who were kept against their will somewhere in the vicinity.
While the police were actively in the process of verifying the information, news broke that the men have been sneaked out of the place and whisked to a taxi rank at Extension 11.
The relentless police swiftly dashed to the place, however, on their arrival, they were told that there were dead bodies stashed in the offices of the taxi operators.
Those narratives drew the attention of the police to investigate further at which point the allegations were confirmed.
Three bodies were discovered and one men was still alive.
He was immediately hospitalized and managed to inform the police that their assailants, were physically beating them up as well as forcing them to drink acid, those allegations will be confirmed by the postmortem.
The act prompted police to initiate an intensive investigation regarding this heartless act.
A case of three counts of murder, attempted murder as well as kidnapping was opened and police are looking for the perpetrators.
Hence an appeal is made to anyone who may assist in the investigation to contact Colonel Moses Maepa at 082 685 6724 or the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has cautioned the community not to take the law into their own hands, no matter how strongly they feel about a particular matter.
“Just the other day two men were killed vigilantism-style in Msogwaba, Pienaar near Nelspruit, today here we are facing another senseless loss of life, our people need to learn to be patient and to trust the criminal justice system of the land”, said General Zuma.