Mother, son and cousins arrested for alleged murder


By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-A 42-year-old woman together with her 23-year-old son and two cousins, aged 32 and 36, will make their first appearance at Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 19 June 2023,

The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping, assault with intend to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and murder committed at Morarela, on a farm under Elandskraal policing area in Sekhukhune District on Saturday, 17 June 2023 at about 09:05.

According to police report, the deceased identified as  Funky Hlongwane  and his 32-year-old friend, who is a teacher by profession were at home when they were allegedly kidnapped by the four suspects at about 07:05 after being accused of stealing goats of a 42-year-old-woman.

The duo were taken to a farm where they were tied up and severely assaulted with a several weapons including a hammer. The teacher was released afterwards while the suspects continued assaulting Funky Hlongwane.

The teacher managed to report the incident to the Police.

Police immediately rushed to the premises and upon arrival found a 35-year-old victim laying down with serious injuries and unable to talk.

The members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned to the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is described the incident as senseless and brutal, further applauded police for arresting suspect. “We keep on mentioning that taking law into your own hands is not a solution instead it causes unintended results” ” Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe

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