A 77-Year-old woman hacked to death, police hunt for a suspect

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Levubu have intensified a manhunt for the suspect responsible for the murder of a 77-year-old woman and an attempted murder of her daughter aged 32 in an apparent domestic violence incident that took place on 21 January 2023 at about 01:00 in Mashau Bodwe village outside Louis Trichardt.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said it is alleged the deceased together with her daughter and her three children were asleep when her daughter’s alleged ex-boyfriend forcibly entered the house and started to hack both women with a panga.

“The suspect then forced their five-year-old child into the vehicle belonging to his mother (ex-girlfriend) and drove away.

Both victims were taken to hospital after they sustained severe injuries. Consequent to the horrific incident, Police opened two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle. A manhunt for the suspect was immediately activated”.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Makhado and soon after that the child was also safely located at his father’s homestead in Mashamba village but the suspect had disappeared. Ledwaba said sadly, the 77-year-old woman, later succumbed to the injuries.

Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect should urgently contact the investigating officer Warrant Officer Mutshutshu Edward Mudogwa on 072 107 6731.

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