Human Rights

Manhunt launched after gruesome murders

ALICE – A 72 hour activation plan has been implemented to track down the suspects involved in cases of murder and attempted murder following an incident that occurred at Alice on Friday 28 October 2022.
SAPS members were summoned to a crime scene at Catherine Street in Alice and on arrival they found two young men aged 21 and 24 years who were shot. One of them was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, while the other one was fatally wounded. They were both shot in their upper bodies.
While members were busy on the scene, they were called to another crime scene at Lloyd Junction on the R63 in Alice where a VW Polo TSI was burning. As the police searched the vehicle, they found two bodies burnt beyond recognition. A case of three murders and one of an attempted murder were opened for investigation.
The circumstances surrounding the incident will form part of the investigation. No arrest has been made as yet.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Thandiswa Kupiso has condemned the killings and immediately ordered the activation of the 72 hour mobilization plan to apprehend the suspects involved in the incident. Police will work tirelessly in following any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects, she added.
SAPS appeal to anyone who may have information to please contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. Information may also be communicated via MySAPS App.
All information will be treated with confidentiality and callers may remain anonymous.

Source: South African Police Service