An unknown man was found hanging on a tree by an employee at a plot in Mamaneng, Matlerekeng, Sekhukhune District. The man was found by an employee on Monday, 21 August 2023 at around 17:30.

According to the information, one of the employees noticed an unknown person hanging from a tree and alerted other colleagues. Police were notified together with Emergency personnel.

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On arrival, they found the body which was in an advanced state of decomposition. He was certified dead at the scene by the EMS. He is currently unknown despite several efforts made to get hold of the relatives or family.

The deceased was wearing Grey, blue and red dots, pyjama trousers and a black T-shirt with an Orange print on the front. The cause of the death will be determined by autopsy results.

Unknown Man found hanged on a tree in Matlerekeng
Crime Scene


Community members in the area whose family member is missing should contact Detective Sergeant Gezani Wilson Hlongwane on 064 756 8009. Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police.

Meanwhile, over 1839 suspects were arrested over criminal activities through Operation Shanela. This ranges from crimes such as murder, rapes, robberies, dealing in drugs. Also contravention of the Immigration Act, and burglaries, to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

The arrests were carried out from the 21 until 28 of August 2023 and members made their presence felt in all five districts.

The police restricted criminal space as they fought various criminal activities through 103 roadblocks conducted,6022 stops and searches, 6022 raiding at liquor outlets and 237 compliance inspections at second-hand goods dealers, heightened police visibility and tracing of wanted suspects. In addition, 1656 Road Traffic fines were issued.

The arrests include 23 suspects for murder, 118 for assault GBH and 116 for assault Common. 24 for rape 95, for dealing in drugs, 12 for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.