Grandson arrested for the brutal murder of Koko Raesibe(97)


By Agreement Mabunda

MANKWENG-In a major breakthrough, Police’ in Mankweng have arrested a 23-year-old suspect in the early hours of Wednesday 04 October in connection with the brutal murder of his grandmother in Ramogale Village, Ga-Mothapo on Tuesday morning, 26 September 2023.

The 97-year-old Koko Raesibe Sekgobela was attacked and stabbed to death with a sharp object by unknown suspects while at her home and her lifeless body was discovered by a relative at about 07h30.

The Police were notified and upon their initial investigations at the crime scene, the suspects were alleged to be unknown by family members. The dedicated team of investigators including the Crime Intelligence Unit immediately commenced investigations and in no time they cracked the case and uncovered evidence which connected the grandson who was also staying with the deceased.

The suspect was arrested at the same residence in Ramogale Village.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect also robbed the deceased of a large amount of cash which she has been saving from her monthly social grants.

Police managed to recover some of the cash hidden in the suspect’s bedroom and other exhibits which included the knife which was found inside a pit toilet in the nearby tavern.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, commended the Detectives for the breakthrough made in this case within a short space of time.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Thursday 05 October 2023 facing charges of murder and house robbery.

The Police investigations into the matter are continuing.

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