Police in Polokwane, Limpopo have launched a manhunt for unknown suspect(s) responsible for the brutal killing of an 80-year-old woman. The woman’s body was found by a friend in her house at Koraal old age complex in Polokwane on Monday morning 21 September at about 11:00.
WOMAN SEVERELY ASSAULTED IN LIMPOPO HOME ACCORDING TO POLICE
According to preliminary police investigations, the suspects allegedly entered the house and found the deceased who stayed alone and severely assaulted her with a what appeared to be a blunt object.
“The victim’s body was found by her friend and the police were called. On arrival, the police found the deceased lying on the bed with open wounds which might have possibly been caused by a blunt object,” said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
“The deceased’s laptop and cellphone are missing,” added Mojapelo.
The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned this horrendous crime that has been perpetrated against the most vulnerable member of our society and has directed that the 72 hours activation plan be implemented to track down the killer(s).
The deceased has been identified as Jacoba Grobler.
Cases of Murder and House Robbery have been opened and anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) is requested to contact Brigadier James Esbach on 082-576-0743 or the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or visit the nearest police station in Limpopo.
SIMILAR INCIDENT JUST THREE MONTHS AGO
In June 2020, a similar incident occurred in Limpopo. A 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter were both fatally shot during a house break-in that took place in Tshilwavhusikhu. Matamela Ramala and her daughter Martha Ramala were attacked just after 21:30. According to police, five armed suspects forced entry into a house by breaking a window and allegedly starting shooting at family members.
“One family member escaped unhurt. Nothing was taken from the house. The horrendous nature of these crimes necessitated a 72-hours activation plan which was immediately implemented. After intensive investigations which took less than 24 hours, the police managed to arrest four suspects [on] 15 June,” police said.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers has commended the police for swiftly arresting the perpetrators alleged to be responsible for these horrendous crimes and has in the same breath, instructed that the remaining suspect(s) be hunted down and brought to book,” it added.
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