Cops battling to make break-through in Peu’s murder

Sources within SAPS say evidence like finger-prints had been destroyed.


Cops are battling to make a break-through in the case of slain JS Moroka municipality employee, Nicholas Peu.

Peu worked in the office of municipal mayor Gijimani Skhosana until he got killed on the night of 2 November 2016.

Peu’s murder preceded that of Moreko Mahlobogoana, another JS Moroka municipal worker, employed at the municipality’s procurement department.

Mahlobogoana was shot in the head in March 2016 before his lifeless body was dumped near a grave-yard in Siyabuswa.

Peu worked as Skhosana’s personal assistant.

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“On the night Peu was killed there was a very heavy rain and the electricity lights were off the whole area,” a cop at Siyabuswa who is privy to the case told the 013NEWS reporter on Sunday morning.

“There was a storm,” she said.

“And that I think the matter became very difficult because the men entered the house by breaking the garage door and left it opened after shooting him during the rain,” the source said.

Peu’s body was found in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds the following morning at his rented home in Moripe Gardens near Vaalbank, outside Siyabuswa.

Neighbours are the ones who alerted police after they noticed that his garage door had been opened and that his car was missing.

On entering the house, they found the 41-year-old Peu lying on floor, already dead and his grey Polo later was discovered with its keys inside near Kammeelrivier.

“That’s why you don’t find any finger-print on the garage door and you hear nothing from neighbours as the area was dark on the night and there was storm and lightning, they only saw it in the morning,” the source said.

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But investigator Warrant Officer Josias Ntlatleng said it was untrue rain washed away crucial evidence.

He said investigations were continuing.

Anyone with information should call the cops on 071 312 5641.

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(edited by ZK)

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