A team consisting of Crime Intelligence Gatherers and Detectives worked tirelessly in search of Sibongile Portia Ngwana who was reported missing by her family at Mangaung Police Station on Tuesday, 28 November 2023. Information led to the arrest of two African males aged 27 and 33 on Thursday, 04 January 2024, they were confirmed to be foreign nationals. Further investigation led to the discovery of remains on an open veld near M10 Road.
A multidisciplinary team led by forensic experts gathered under the tree near the stream to collect the remains suspected to be those of missing Sibongile Portia Ngwana. The remains were confirmed by an expert who also visited the scene to be the remains of a human being; nevertheless forensic tests still to be done to ascertain the identity if its indeed the remains of the reported missing Sibongile Ngwana.
Further investigation continues and more arrests are expected.
“We are pleased with the progress made by the multi-disciplinary team charged with these investigations. We appeal to our communities and next of kin to be patient and allow formal tests to be conducted before we presume the identity of these human remains,” said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Baile Motswenyane.
The two suspects are currently detained and will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate Court soon.