Tebogo Msimanga |
Three suspects aged between 27 and 36 who were captured on video brutally killing a 35-year-old man at Marapong township in Lephalale on Saturday 02 April 2022 have been arrested. The suspects later burned the victim’s body using a highly flammable substance.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said soon after the incident happened, a 72-hour activation plan was ordered to hunt down the suspects. “An intelligence-driven operation comprising Lephalale Crime Intelligence, Waterburg District Detectives, Polokwane and Thohoyandou TRT was subsequently conducted until the early hours of Wednesday, 6 April 2022 at about 04:00.”
Mojapelo said the suspects were arrested while in hiding at Ga-Machaba village in the Senwabarwana policing precinct. It is alleged that the victim was stabbed and stoned by the suspects next to the local liquor outlet who then set his body alight before they fled the scene.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has welcomed the arrest of these suspects.They are expected to appear before Lephalale Magistrate’s Court soon.