By Thys Khiba
Thaba Nchu – The members of the South African Police Services in the Free State province, in Thaba Nchu have found the lifeless bodies of six family members, who are suspected to be foreign nationals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Thaba Nchu.
The police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo has confirmed that police have opened a case of inquest following the mysterious death of six family members.
This is after an employee of a Hardware store in Thaba Nchu, went to Thaba Nchu police station to report that he had not seen his employer for the past ten days. According to Colonel Mbambo, the matter was brought to their attention on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 around 12h30.
“Police went to the given address in town and upon arrival they were welcomed by a foul smell and flies coming from the house. They gained entry through the window as doors were locked,” said Colonel Mbambo.
In those six bodies that were found in the house, police officials confirmed that, it was a male estimated to be 44 years, two girls aged about 8 and 10, and a boy estimated to be about 3 years old.
While in the bedroom, police officials found a body of a female estimated to be about 38 years and the body of another boy aged about 11 years was found in the bathroom.
Colonel Mbambo has confirmed to Free State Central News that no physical injuries were seen on the bodies but all were found bloated.
A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.