Limpopo community applauded for the arrest of murder suspect

Limpopo community applauded for the arrest of murder suspect

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has lauded the community partnership which played a crucial role in the successful arrest of a murder suspect .

The 37-year-old suspect was arrested for the brutal murder of his mother in Mecklenburg in Sekhukhune District on 19 November 2023 .

The suspect was apprehended in Burgersfort after community members spotted him walking along the road .

They then effected a citizen’s arrest and immediately summoned the police .

The suspect has been on the run after he allegedly assaulted his mother (77) to death at their house in Ga-Mampa Village .

According to reports, the suspect arrived home at about 2:00am and played music at a high volume .

The elderly woman tried to reprimand him, but he became aggressive and started physically attacking her .

The woman’s grandson tried to intervene but he was also assaulted, and that’s when he ran to the neighbours for assistance .

Police were summoned to the scene and upon arrival, they found the victim lying unconscious on the floor and bleeding heavily .

The victim also sustained injuries throughout her body .

She was certified dead on the scene .

“The community’s decisive action in apprehending the murder suspect is commendable .

Their courage and co-operation underscore the importance of collective efforts in maintaining public safety,” said Hadebe .

The suspect appeared before the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, facing a charge of murder .

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