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Cops start digging up Nkuna's garden today in bid to find Rasuge

By unknown | May 04, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

McKeed Kotlolo

McKeed Kotlolo

Police will this morning dig up the gardens of William Nkuna's home for the body of missing officer Francis Rasuge.

And this time they are pretty sure they will find something at the house in Temba near Hammanskraal in North West.

Hopes of finding Rasuge's body rose again yesterday when police announced they were going to dig. But members of the community and journalists who converged there in anticipation waited in vain.

Earlier it was reported the courts had refused permission to dig, but then police sought permission from Nkuna's wife, who works in Rustenburg.

Nkuna, who was the victim's boyfriend at the time she disappeared, is serving a life sentence for murdering Rasuge, despite her body not being found.

Last year, a security officer claimed Rasuge was buried at a Maboloka Cemetery, but police only found the remains of an elderly woman.

The Rasuge family told police that a woman from a nearby village had dreamt the body was buried in Nkuna's yard.

The 24-year-old woman told the Rasuge sisters this week she had a dream in which Rasuge told her she was buried in the garden.

Mamikie and Rose Rasuge are confident their sister's body will be found.

They said an application for a warrant to search Nkuna's property was turned down by the Temba magistrates' court because "it was based on a dream and not on fact".

Superintendent Nick Pitsoane, who led investigations into Rasuge's disappearance, said digging would start today and referred further enquiries to Senior Superintendent Pieter du Plessis.


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