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Joubertina police probe murder of elderly man

Oct 5, 2018
Joubertina police probe murder of elderly man

Police in Joubertina are investigating a murder case after an elderly man, believed to be in his 70s, was found dead outside his small holding near Joubertina on Friday morning.

"It is alleged that, at about 09:30am, a family friend found the body of an elderly man lying outside the house near a kitchen door in a farm approximately 10km outside of Joubertina," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"At the scene, police found the deceased, who is believed to be in his 70s, lying outside the house with head injuries, and the house was ransacked.

"The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified."

Motive for the murder unknown

Sgt Nkohli said that, at this stage, the motive for the murder is unknown, and the police are looking at all possibilities.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) to contact the nearest police station or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111."

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