An elderly couple found murdered in their home

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The police in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou have launched a manhunt for suspect(s) responsible for the brutal murder of a 74-year-old man and his alleged partner aged 58, whose bodies were discovered at their home in Lwamondo Tshifulanani village on Tuesday 04 July 2023.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said police were alerted about the incident and upon their arrival, they found the couple lying in a pool of blood inside their bedroom with several deep cut wounds. They were both certified dead on the scene.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that the intruders gained entry by cutting the burglar door and forcing the door”. Police have opened two counts of murder. The motive for the incident is unknown at this stage.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incident in which the elderly couple was brutally murdered and she has directed that the suspects responsible for this heinous crime be hunted down and brought to book.

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