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Peddie police launch manhunt after bodies found on a road in Mgababa

Sep 19, 2018
Peddie police launch manhunt after bodies found on a road in Mgababa

A manhunt has been launched following the double murder and the attempted murder of another person in Mgababa locality, near Peddie on Tuesday night.

“At about 21:55, on Tuesday night, whilst local police officers were on vehicle patrol at Mgababa, they came across two male persons lying on the middle of the road and during observation, they were found to have head injuries,” described police spokesperson, Capt Mali Govender.

“Both could not communicate. During preliminary investigations at the scene, the members found several stones in the vicinity.

“Approximately 30meters from this scene, another male person was found lying on the corner of the street with head injuries and bleeding from his ears.

“He was also unable to communicate.”

She said that there was no one in the street.

“The two male victims in their 20's were later certified dead on the scene whilst the third was transferred to hospital in a critical condition.”

Captain Govender said that the motive for the incident is unknown and being investigated

“No arrests have been made and an appeal is made to any person who may be able to assist with information on this incident to contact the Crime Stop toll-free number 08600 10111.”