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Two suspects to appear in court for allegedly torching a house and three vehicles during vigilante attack


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

POLOKWANE - Two suspects arrested for allegedly torching a house and three motor vehicles at Blinkwater village under Hlanganani policing area on Thursday, 23 June 2022, are expected to appear in Hlanganani magistrate court on Monday, 27 June 2022.

A group of people reportedly arrived at the complainant’s house with numerous motor vehicles and accused her husband of alleged murder of their two relatives in Hlanganani policing area during May and June 2022.

The suspects allegedly broke the windows of the house and three motor vehicles, a BMW 320i, Ford Ranger Double Cab as well as a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 22 seater. They then torched the said house and three motor vehicles and thereafter fled from the scene. The overall damage is estimated at over R1.5 Million.

The Police were notified about the incident and on arrival at the scene they found that the suspects had already fled. Cases of arson and malicious damage to property were opened and a manhunt for the suspects ensued. Two suspects were apprehended by members of Mopani SAPS District Task Team and Tracing Team members.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe slammed this type of behaviour where communities take the law into their own hands and has ordered that the remaining suspects be hunted down and brought to book.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects may contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Solly Enoch Zitiva on 082 468 8673 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or may send information through MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are still ongoing.


Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo]
082 876 6429