Thieves steal murdered cop’s skeleton from Mpumalanga mortuary.

Human skeletal remains of a 62-year old former police officer have been stolen from a state mortuary in Standerton, Mpumalanga. According to the police, the remains were kept for investigation purposes
Spokesperson in Mpumalanga said that the remains are the subject of a police investigation.
Hlathi said the victim was reported missing by his family in October 2020. He said a search was conducted without any success until March 12, when a 26-year-old man, Sanele Msimang, handed himself over to police in Harrismith in the Free State.
“Msimang informed the police there that he killed his employer at Standerton somewhere last year and buried his remains in a shallow grave,” said Hlathi.
He added that Msimang was charged with murder and appeared in the Standerton magistrate’s court where he was remanded in custody until next week. Hlathi added that while the police were busy investigating the murder case, they received disturbing news informing them that the seized skeletal remains were reportedly missing.
“A case of theft was then opened accordingly with an additional charge of defeating the ends of justice,” Hlathi said.
Hlathi appealed to anyone with information to contact Constable Lefa Tsotetsi at 066 019 8487 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. The public can also send information via MySAPS App.

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