Elderly man killed on church premises

Elderly man killed on church premises

A manhunt has been launched for the suspects involved in the killing of an 83-year-old Roman Catholic Father Joseph Hollanders in Bodibe Village in North West.

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The body of the elderly man was found at his own property within the church grounds on Monday.

A neighbour, who discovered the body, alerted police on Monday morning.

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Provincial spokesperson Adéle Myburgh says Hollanders had been tied up by his hand and feet.  

“The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and a postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“The suspect, or suspects, responsible for the murder remain at large.”

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