Five arrested in FS after elderly was stabbed to death

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Free State police have arrested five suspects after the body of an elderly person was found outside his home in Ficksburg over the weekend.

The Free State police spokesperson, Phumelelo Dlhamini, said the 63-year-old was discovered with stab wounds. Dlhamini said the deceased was allegedly stabbed by the suspects while he was on his way home from a local tavern where he works. On Sunday morning five suspects, all aged 18, were arrested after the police managed to link them to the murder.

According to Dlhamini the suspects were found in possession of 14 stolen cell phones that were robbed from different victims on Saturday night. Dlhamini has requested people that were recently robbed of cellphones in Meqheleng to call the Ficksburg Detectives on 082 554 3428 and bring necessary documents to help identify their cell phones.

The suspects were expected to appear before the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court today on charges of murder and robbery.

Kekeletso Mosebetsi

kekeletso@centralmediagroup.co.za