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Police offer a reward of up to R50 000 for information on the murder of a 62-year-old man during house robbery in Mecklenburg


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

POLOKWANE - The Police in Limpopo are offering a reward of up to R50 000-00 for any valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the suspects responsible for the murder of Phineas Tswaledi Matsepane who was  killed at his home in Ditwebeleng village under Mecklenburg policing area outside Sekhukhune.

The 62-year-old man was shot and killed on Saturday 18 April 2020 by unknown suspects during an alleged house robbery. Four suspects carrying firearms forcibly entered the house through the dining room door which was not locked and proceeded to the main bedroom. They then found a couple sleeping with their 3-year-old child and ordered them to lie down on the ground and put blankets on top of them. The suspects demanded money from the man and threatened to burn the victims with an iron if they don't comply. They then took the firearm belonging to the man, R31 000-00 in cash, two cellphones, two Plasma Television sets and car keys.

The suspects thereafter took the wife outside the house while others remained behind with her husband.  The suspects then shot at the man killing him instantly before fleeing the scene in his vehicle, which was later recovered by the police after the suspects abandoned it on the nearby area.

Police opened a case of house robbery and murder and a manhunt was launched to track down the suspects.

Anyone with valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of these perpetrators may contact the Detectives Commander Captain David Mosoma on 082 536 1964. Alternatively, members of the community can contact the police on the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS App. Callers may opt to remain anonymous and any information received will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Police investigations continue.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180