Manhunt Underway for Suspect Involved in the Murder of Off-Duty SAPS Officer

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The SAPS have a launched a manhunt for a suspect in the murder case of Sergeant Martha Mamoitoyi Bouwer just outside Klerksdorp on Wednesday night.

Sergeant Martha Bouwer was brutally murdered in her home in Kanana. Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said that Bouwer’s colleagues at the Kanana Police station found it odd that she did not appear for duty or made any contact about her absence on Wednesday.

The team went to her home and found it locked. They proceeded to break a window and found their colleague’s lifeless body in a pool of blood with multiple injuries.

Brig. Mokgwabone says, “She had been severely assaulted with a very hard object and there was blood everywhere. According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that Bouwer was last seen with her ex-boyfriend who took their minor child to their aunt. He also told the aunt that Bouwer was not feeling well,”

Bouwer’s car was missing, further investigations will reveal whether anything else was taken from the murder scene.

Police request anyone with information that will assist in tracking the suspect/s, to contact the Investigating Officer, Warrant Officer Piet Vermeulen on 0798819933. Anonymous tip-offs can be communicated via MySAPS App or by calling the Crime Stop number: 08600 10111.