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Polokwane - The South African Police Service has launched a manhunt for suspects involved in the kidnapping and murder of a man on Saturday night in Polokwane.

It is believed that Yunus Mayet and his family were held at gunpoint by the suspects.

"The suspects then fired shots randomly in the house and took cellphones, watches and an unknown amount of cash and they later took Mr Yunus Mayet and drove away with him until at about 00:00 when he was found lying dead along the Silicon Road next to the airport with bullets wounds on his body," said police in a statement.

According to activist Yusuf Abramjee, Mayet was the father-in-law of murder accused Rameez Patel from a second wife.
 
Anyone with information on this incident are urged to come forward and contact the crime stop number 0860010111, sms to the number 32211 or contact the nearest police station. 

No arrests have been made and police investigations continue. 

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