11 year old murdered, two minors arrested

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Seshego outside Polokwane on Wednesday night arrested two minors aged 15 in connection with the alleged murder of an 11-year-old boy whose body was found at ga-Makweya village on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the young boy from the adjacent village of ga-Mamadila was apparently lured by the suspects from the same village to go to a soccer match at the neighbouring Makweya village on Monday 22 March 2021.

“When the victim did not return home that evening, the family reported him missing at Seshego police station the following day on Tuesday,  23 March 2021 and a search operation was immediately embarked upon. The initial investigations led the police to the two minors who were found in possession of the cellphone that belonged to the deceased.”

Mojapelo added that further investigations led the police to the spot where the body of the 11-year-old boy was found. The deceased was identified as Tibane Mahanyele.

Acting Limpopo Police Commissioner Samuel Manala appealed to members of the community in this area to remain calm as police investigations are continuing.

The suspects will be subjected to assessments by the probation officer. They are expected to appear in Seshego Magistrate’s Court soon.

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