Byline: Andani Matumba

24 November 2022

A security officer was brutally murdered during the early hours of Friday morning, 25 November 2022 at the main sewer plant in Leandra.

According to the spokesperson of Leandra police station, Constable Ntobeko Ngobeni, the police at Leandra responded to call whereby they were summoned to the sewer plant.

“Upon arrival, they found the 47 years old deceased with his throat cut-open and he was identified as an employee of a security company which operates in Leandra,” said Ngobeni.

Investigations at the scene of the crime reveal that the deceased was responding to a cable theft incident at the sewer plant when he was attacked, an estimation of about +/- 5 metres of an aluminium cable were also cut and stolen from the sewer plant.

“Three cartridges where also found at the scene of crime and with the information received the victim had a Firearm with him which was stolen as well therefore it is believed that the cartridges might belong to the victims firearm,”

Paramedics were also summoned to the scene but unfortunately the security had sustained serious injuries on his throat and was declared deceased at the scene of the crime.

Currently a murder case is being investigated with an additional charge of theft (of electric cable) and the deceased family is yet to identify him.

No one has been arrested so far however police are working around the clock to ensure that the perpetrator(s) is/are swiftly brought to book.

Police urge anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned the attack on any of the law enforcement agencies. “We will use all available resources to hunt down, ensuring that those who are involved in the security officer’s murder feels the might of the law” warned the General.