A gruesome discovery was made by police after a forced entry to a house after a report was received on 17 February 2020 at about 12:00, at Maclear SAPS from a concerned citizen who had not seen the occupant of the smallholding since the previous week. The smallholding is 5 km outside Maclear on the Mount Fletcher road. The bodies of two men aged 54 and 50 were found lying on the floor in the bedroom. Their hands were tied behind their backs and their throat slit with visible signs of a struggle and severe assault.
Maclear SAPS arrested three male suspects, two, aged 40 and one aged 18 after the double murder on the smallholding outside Maclear on 18 February 2020. The alleged possible motive at this stage could be robbery as the suspect had locked the house from outside.
At this point, a TV and cash were recovered from the house of the suspects.
All the suspects will appear in the Maclear Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 20 February 2020. The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga commended the members for the swift arrest and their effective and professional investigation of the murder cases.
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