BASANI VILLAGE – The police in Giyani have opened a case of inquest following a gruesome discovery of human remains (bones) in the nearby graveyard of Basani village today, Tuesday 20 September 2023.
According to the police reports, the police were summoned to the scene of crime by the community members who made gruesome discovery of human bones that were scattered at a short distance from graveyard.
Upon the police arrival they found bones with human skull,hair. They continued to look around and discovered firearm (Parabellum), three magazines with 05 life ammunition and 06 empty cartridges next to security company jackets.
The Giyani police spokesperson sergeant Rikhotso says the preliminary investigation revealed that the remaining human belong to Mr Makungu Redolf Ngobeni who was reported missing on Wednesday 12 July 2023 after he was involved in the accident on road number R81 towards N’wamankena village
Rikhotso says It is further alleged that after he was involved in the accident with a security company car, he then called his younger sister and father to inform that they won’t see him again. His remains were identified by his family through the jacket that was found with a bones and cellphone, The security company also confirmed that the firearm that was found at the scene was issued to him.
A DNA will be conducted to determine if the human bones matched with description of the person given to the police
The scene of crime was attended by all stakeholders including Giyani branch commander Colonel Phage
investigation is underway.