Tebogo Msimanga |
The Police in Malipsdrift have launched an urgent investigation into an incident in which five women were allegedly gang-raped, one man shot and injured and six others brutally assaulted by a group of six gun wielding suspects who stormed into two Funeral Parlours that are situated next to Leporong along the R37 road in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 04 September 2022.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said according to reports, two female friends were on their way to visit a boyfriend working at Wisani Burial Society (Funeral Parlour), walking along the R37 road when they were approached by six men who grabbed them and took them to the first mortuary were they shot and injured one employee.
“They then proceeded to the next mortuary and on arrival, they found three female and six male employees. All six males were severely assaulted by the suspects, allegedly using the buds of their firearms until they became unconscious.”
Mojapelo said all five females were then gang-raped and robbed of their cellphones and other belongings. The suspects thereafter took an undisclosed amount of money from the safe and fled the scene.
“The victims were discovered by another employee who was to report on duty and the police were then alerted”. The victims were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Cases of five (05) counts of rape, three counts of kidnapping, attempted murder and business robbery have been opened and police investigations are unfolding.