Prominent Mpumalanga doctor strangled at home
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Prominent Mpumalanga doctor strangled at home

Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for suspects linked to the killing of a prominent doctor in Ermelo on Sunday.

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Police spokesperson Mtsholi Bhembhe says a group of men entered the doctor’s surgery - which is located at his house - pretending to need medical attention.

"They attacked him shortly thereafter. He was  forcefully taken into the house where the suspects demanded that he show them where the safe is. They then allegedly robbed him of his cellphone and strangled him before fleeing in his BMW, which was later found abandoned next to a school in Wesselton."

Bhembe says the victim's body was found by a friend who went looking for him after he failed to show up for dinner.  

"Upon arrival at the house the friend reportedly noticed that the automated garage door was open and one of his vehicles was not in the garage. She reportedly entered the house and discovered the victim's body sprawling on the floor and she speedily alerted the police."

Police are asking residents to help with information to help with the case.


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