Murder suspect sought by Mpumalanga police

Nelspruit � Police in Mpumalanga are looking for a suspect who murdered a 32-year-old woman at Moloto Block 4, KwaMhlanga.

It is reported that the woman was last seen by her family members on Sunday, 15 September 2019. The following day, on Monday morning, the family became suspicious when she still did not show up as she was supposed to prepare her two daughters for school. It is alleged that the children had asked the whereabouts of their mother from the boyfriend who was last seen with her and he alleged that she went to the clinic. He then left while the search was being conducted around the area.

As the search progressed, information revealed that her younger brother went inside her bedroom after the boyfriend had left and searched everywhere. He reportedly opened a steel case used by her boyfriend as a toolbox where he made a gruesome discovery of his sister stuffed inside the case, half naked with bruises all over.

The motive behind the killing is still unknown at this stage and a case of murder has being opened for investigation. The police are currently requesting Thabiso Goliath Masehla to come forward, whom it is believed may assist in the investigation, to contact the police. Anyone with information on Masehla's whereabouts is urged to contact Lieutenant Colonel Sunnyboy Modisha at 082 470 3329 or 082 923 1974/082 922 9831, alternatively SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service