Police arrest a man after divers retrieve a body from a water canal

THEUNISEN - A 30-year-old man has been taken into police custody for an alleged murder which occurred on a farm in Theunissen on Sunday, 30 May 2021 at about 11:50.

The body of a male victim, identified as Ditsebe Lesotho, was retrieved from a water canal by police divers after police were summoned to the crime scene. The lifeless body of the deceased was found wrapped with a blanket and tied with wires to the trolley that was allegedly used to drag him from the house, the scene where he was killed.

Upon closer inspection, police discovered that the male sustained an open wound on the head and a knife was stuck on his hip. A hammer, suspected to have been used as a murder weapon, was found and confiscated by police at the scene from where the body was dragged with a trolley.

The suspect, whose acts were witnessed by one of the community members, was apprehended and handed over to the police. A case of murder was opened for further investigation.

A 30-year-old suspect was arrested and will be charged for murder. He will appear at the Theunissen Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 01 June 2021.

Source: South African Police Service

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