The murder of Seipati Lechoano, an anti-corruption official, has sparked outrage after her body was found in the basement parking of the Mangaung municipality where she worked
The murder of a government official in the Free State has shocked the nation after the body of Seipati Lechoano was found on Christmas Eve.
The anti-corruption official had been found with her hands and feet tied up in the boot of her car, police have confirmed.
On behalf of municipal managers the Institute for Local Government Management has expressed its shock at the murder.
"Our most sincere thoughts are with the family and colleagues of Ms Lechoano," said Monde Stratu, the institute's president.
"Organised crime interests, which have taken hold of so many of our municipalities, are posing a deadly risk to this tier of government,"
Stratu went on to call for national government to act and apply the laws of South Africa without fear or favour.
The official had been reported missing on the 19th of December and her body had been found five days later.
In a SAPS statement it was revealed that the investigation had led them to a basement parking where Lechoano had worked.
A postmortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death and a case of murder and kidnapping is being investigated.
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