Four arrested for alleged murder of police official and civilian


Four suspects aged between 27 and 33, have been arrested for alleged kidnapping and murder of a police official and a civilian, after a joint operation by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit, Crime Intelligence and TRT.

Hawks spokesperson, Warrant-Officer Lynda Steyn , reported that on Friday, 2 August 2019, Sergeant Koos Mokoena (44) attached to the Free State Provincial Security Intelligence was allegedly kidnapped in Phuthaditjhaba Location and consequently robbed of the state vehicle together with other electronic equipment.

“On 8 August 2019, information was followed up, and the lifeless body of Sergeant Mokoena and that of the civilian were found dumped near the Basotho Cultural Village in Phuthaditjhaba. The Sergeant’s state vehicle was found abandoned in neighbouring Lesotho,” added Steyn.

The four suspects Setoro Koenehelo (33), Rasunyane Pule Enoch (27), Ralejoe Patrick Tumelo (27) and Teboho Mokoena (24) appeared at the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 12 August 2019 and the case has been postponed to 19 August 2019.