Winburg police launch manhunt after truck driver found murdered and robbed

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Winburg Police have launched a vigorous manhunt for ruthless suspects, following a despicable incident in which a truck driver was found killed, with his nose bleeding and his both hands tied up with a rope.

This incident follows after a truck was reported missing for days.

At about 22:06, on Saturday, 28 August 2021, a security personnel patrolling N1 contacted the Winburg Police Station instantly after discovering a truck reported to be in stationery for a long time.

On arrival of SAPS members, the driver was found at the back part inside the truck, lying on his stomach hands tied up and a bleeding nose. No further visible injuries could be noticed.

He was certified dead by the Emergency Medical Services personnel at the scene.

His personal belongings like cellphone and undisclosed amount of cash were missing, and it is alleged that suspects are on the loose.

The owner of the truck was informed, as well as next of kins, including the wife of the deceased.

He is identified as Nkosini Praise-God Xhakasa aged 39-years-old.

A case of murder has been registered for further investigation. Police urge anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Detective Warrant Officer Sanet Smit of Winburg Detective Services on his cellphone number 082 466 7678 or Police Emergency number 08600 10111.


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