Fanie Mthupha
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29 Apr 2016
10:38 am

Alleged illegal miner found murdered

Fanie Mthupha

The body was found in a veld with three gunshot wounds.

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An alleged illegal miner has been found dead with multiple gunshot and stab wounds to his head and chest near the Cason mineshaft on the East Rand this week.

According to Boksburg police spokesperson, Lieutenant Kwendzakwakhe Ngobese, police were called to the area at about 1am on Thursday, Boksburg Advertiser reported.

“It is believed that the man was killed while participating in illegal mining in the area.

“The body was found lying in the veld with three gunshot wounds to his body, a stab wound to his chest and an open wound to his head.”

Paramedics pronounced him dead on scene.

The motive for the killing is still unclear, but police are investigating a case of murder.

Police are now working to identify the man and notify his next of kin, Ngobese said.

–              Caxton News Service