Mob murders woman, torches house and cars

The burnt house.

BURGERSFORT – Limpopo SAPS are hot on the heels of a mob that allegedly torched a 40-year-old woman inside her double-cab bakkie at Diphale Village

last Sunday.

According to police spokesman, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the community members proceeded to another home, a double-storey, which they burned down as well as a Ford Focus.

Ngoepe said the first incident occurred near the home of Andrew Kgopane, (36) who was shot and killed by unknown suspects. Kgopane was shot a week ago while he was with his girlfriend. She escaped unhurt.

“It is not yet known if the culprits killed the woman and set the cars and the house alight as part of revenge for Kgopane’s death,” said Ngoepe.

Meanwhile the Limpopo provincial commissioner, Lt Gen Nneke Ledwaba, condemned the killings. He reiterated his call to the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands by attacking and killing people.

“We call on all community members to desist from acts of vigilantism and the so-called mob justice. The police will act mercilessly against anyone who participates in these violent activities,” he said.

Ledwaba concluded that the SAPS must be given the space to investigate any alleged offences. The community must only give support through quality and reliable information about any suspected persons, or to arrest and thereafter call the police.

At the time of going to press, there was no arrests. The SAPS were still continuing with their investigation.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in these incidents, can contact Lt Col William Ramokhubedu on 082-499-8389 or the crime-stop number on 0860-010-111.

  AUTHOR
Gilbert Motseo

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