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2020/09/07      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer M Magoro   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the Police in Mahwelereng outside Mokopane for  arresting a 19-year-old suspect within two hours after he allegedly killed a 17-year-old school girl at ga-Madiba village on Wednesday, 02 September 2020 at about 19:30.

The police received a report about the incident and rushed to the scene. On arrival, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood with several stab wounds.

Preliminary Police investigation was immediately conducted which led to the arrest of the suspect at his place of residence in the same village.

The deceased was identified as Ramokone Kale, a grade 12 learner at Ebenezer High School in Zone 2 Mahwelereng. The suspect will appear in Mokerong Magistrates' Court soon facing a charge of murder.

The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and police investigations are continuing.

The Provincial Commissioner further urged community members to assist the police to track down and apprehend the suspect who torched a house in which a woman and her three children were sleeping at Shivulani village outside Giyani.

A 38-year-old woman and her children aged 09, 13 and 20 were asleep in the house on Monday 31 August 2020 at about 23:40, when the woman was awaken by footsteps. When she went to investigate, she was surprised by a man standing at the door step, pouring a liquid like substance over the house and then set it alight. The house immediately caught fire.

The victims somehow managed to jump out of the burning house and were all rushed to hospital with burn wounds. The motive for the incident is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.

Anyone with information that can lead to the  arrest of the suspect may contact Lt.Col Mudau on 082 729 0357 or crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station.

The suspect torched a house
The suspect torched a house
The suspect torched a house