The body of SAPS Warrant Officer Johan Lewis has been found in a dam just outside of Nigel.
A suspect has since been arrested and is expected to appear in Nigel Magistrate’s Court on January 15.
Although the exact circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known but it seems he confronted a criminal, was overpowered and killed, police are investigating the matter and more details will be revealed later.
At the time of his death, Lewis worked at the SAPS Internal Stability Division in Springs (also known as the POPS unit).
He lived in Nigel and according to friends and colleagues he had a passion for fishing.