Byline: Andani Matumba

18 May 2022

A man in his early 30’s (thirties) was brutally murdered and his body loaded in a wheelbarrow at KaMaqhekeza near Tonga on Monday, 17 May 2022.

According to reports, police received a call from community members about a body of a man which was seen in a wheelbarrow next to the road around 07h30 am.

Emergency Medical personnel were also notified about the incident and upon arrival they found the lifeless body of a man with bruises all over and he was certified dead at the scene.

It is suspected that he could have been attacked and case of murder has been opened but no arrest has been made at this point.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying the suspects who committed the crime is urged to contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Nomsa Mkhwanazi on 0828535386.

Alternatively members of the public can 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.

Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela  has strongly raised her concerns regarding such incidents whereby members of the public take the law into their own hands.

The General has urged members of the public  to collaborate with police as well as other law enforcement agencies and report to the authorities whenever they witness crime.