Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered that a team of investigators be assembled to probe the brutal killing of three men whose severely injured bodies were discovered on Thursday, 24 November at Maleoskop, Limpopo.
Maleoskop is a former police training institution in the Groblersdal policing area in Limpopo.
PROBE INTO BODIES FOUND IN MALEOSKOP
According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the incident is reported to have happened between Wednesday, 23 November at about 18:00 and Thursday at about 08:00.
A Ford ranger bakkie carrying four occupants allegedly arrived at the premises and the driver informed the people at the main gate that they were visiting someone at an old mine (Blueridge) situated on the premises.
The following day, the same vehicle was found abandoned outside on the side of the road next to the main gate. Upon inspection, the community members found the bodies of three of the occupants inside the vehicle.
Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said members were called to the scene and they opened three counts of murder.
Ledwaba said it is believed that the three men were assaulted with various objects and that it is not clear at this stage what led to the incident and the whereabouts of the alleged fourth person but police investigations are underway. Furthermore, the deceased have not yet been identified.
Hadebe said perpetrators involved in this brutal killing must be hunted down and brought to book.
“We appeal to community members to come forward with information that can assist police with their investigation,” she said.
Police have urged anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects or can assist in identifying the victims should contact the investigating officer Captain Mphake Masemola on 082 724 2855 or the crime stop number 0860010111or the nearest police station. Alternatively, they m ay report anonymously using MySAPSapp.
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