KWADWESI: The charred remains suspected to be of a couple of Govan Mbeki locality of Kwadwesi was discovered yesterday morning and their 22-year-old son still missing.
This followed after police were alerted by the community of Govan Mbeki at 14:30 on Tuesday, 09 October 2018, that the 60-year-old Mountain SiphoTaule and his 55-year-old wife Jeanette Taule have not been seen by neighbours for more than a week.
After police of Kwadwesi SAPS visited their home in Mti Street at 15:00, it was also discovered that their 22-year-old mentally challenged son, Wonga Taula was also not home. Evidence inside the house lead police to suspect foul play and a search for the couple and their son ensued. By 16:30 community in the area joined police in the search at the family and friends’ homes as well as at places they regularly visited. After the search was stopped last night when it became too dark, the search was resumed this morning from 08:00. The search also included the SAPS K9 Search and Rescue Unit.
By 08:25 the charred remains of an adult male was found approximately 70 metres from the Taule home in an open field next to the fence of Tyilulwaza High School. Forensic experts also found possible charred bone fragments on the Taule home premises in a spot where fire was made recently. It is suspected that the couple’s bodies were burnt there and the male body dumped in the open field.
The missing 22-year-old son is a person of interest and plays a vital role in this murder investigation. Any person that can assist police in finding Wonga can contact Detective Captain PoppieNgcakana at 083 651 9876.
Source: South African Police Service