The Police have launched a manhunt for the killer(s) of five family members in Marakong village, Namahadi, Qwaqwa in Free State Province.
According to the acting Provincial Commissioner of the Free State, Major General Solly Lesia, the 72 hours plan had been activated by the Police.
Giving sketchy details of the murder, Lesia said on April 4, at about 3:30p.m., the Police received a report of people who had burnt inside a house.
“ On arrival at Marakong, the Police found a body of a female with a gunshot wound to the stomach as well as a man who was burnt to death.
“ At another house, bodies of a mother, her daughter and son were found burnt inside a shack. The motive for the killings is currently unknown and a case of murder, arson and attempted murder has been registered for further investigation. ”
The Police Chief urged members of the public to assist operatives with information that may lead to identification and or arrest the perpetrators.