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Police appeal for leads after missing Sergeant's body found with bullet wounds

May 25, 2018
Police appeal for leads after missing Sergeant's body found with bullet wounds

The body of 51-year-old Sergeant Sabelo Mali was identified on Friday morning after it was recovered from bushes by the community of Punzana, outside King Williams Town. 

"The community recovered the body of a male in the bushes yesterday and alerted the Police," said police spokesperson, Captian Khaya Tonjeni.

Sergeant Mali from Ngxwalane Location, outside King Williams Town, was last seen on Tuesday, at 07:00.

According to police information, he was from Ngxwalane to East London where he works at Crime Intelligence.

He was driving the state white Polo Vivo Reg number HGP 202 EC and he was in possession of his official firearm and two cellphones but both phones are on voicemail.

Preliminary investigation was done with no success.

"The investigating officer has done a preliminary investigation and contacted the Zwelitsha Police where the Sergeant was reported missing," said Captain Tonjeni.

"He was identified this morning with gunshot wounds in his upper body.

"A case of murder has been opened for investigation."

Anyone with information about the murder of the Sergeant can contact Warrant Officer Fete of Punzana SAPS on 040 654 8016 or 078 466 1235.