A Limpopo man ‘committed suicide’ before turning herself into police and taking them to the location where he sold two months’ worth of food parcels supply stolen from his employer’s storage facility.
According to police, the food parcels, estimated to be worth thousands of rands, were intended for needy schoolchildren in Mankweng.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mampaswa Seabi confirmed that earlier on Wednesday at about 07:45 pm, the police received a complaint that a known man had committed suicide at rented premises to store food parcels on Hans van Rensburg Street in Polokwane.
He said police were called to the scene.
“Prior to the incident, the deceased was supposed to take the police to the exact location where he sold the stolen properties amounting to thousands of rands in Mokopane for their recovery but it never materialized as he was found dead at the premises which were used for storage,” said Seabi.
Lt Col Seabi said the motive for the incident is currently unknown at this stage.
He said a manhunt was underway for the unidentified suspect responsible for purchasing the Feeding Scheme food.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased was employed by a Klein-Tech Feeding Scheme Company, which supplied food to Mankweng’s schools.” According to reports, the deceased illegally sold a two-month supply intended for schools to an unknown person in Mokopane,” said Lt Col Saebi.
He said that prior to the incident, the deceased was supposed to take the police to the exact location where he sold the stolen properties worth thousands of rands in Mokopane for their recovery, but this never happened because he was found dead.
Lt Col Seabe said that the motive for the incident was unknown. Police are on a manhunt for the unknown person who purchased the food for the feeding scheme.
Polokwane police, according to Lt Col Seabi, are investigating an inquest and the theft of food items intended for schoolchildren.