A torched vehicle discovered at a farm with three human remains burnt beyond recognition
A torched vehicle was discovered at a farm in Pienaar with three human remains burnt beyond recognition. The police are investigating three counts of murder following the discovery of the remains which was made on 15 July 2022 outside Nelspruit.
According to the information, a farm worker went to the farm at around 14:00 where he noticed upon arrival that the farm gate was opened meanwhile as he recalls, on Monday, 11 July 2022 the gate was locked when they left. On closer inspection, he realised that there was a car, a Hyundai i10 which was burnt. He further realized that there were human remains in the vehicle.
The man then alerted police about the discovery. Police went to the scene where they found that actually the remains were for three people, one in the driver’s seat, as well as in the passenger seat and in the boot of the vehicle.
The identity of the three is unknown at this stage. The circumstances surrounding this incident is being investigated by the police. The motive for the killing is also unknown at this stage.
The police urge anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPS App. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned this incident and called for the swift arrest of the suspects. “This is a horrible incident and a team of experts has been assembled to investigate this case and trace the perpetrators of this heinous crime. The perpetrators should be hunted down and be brought to book” said the General.
Colonel Donald Mdhluli
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