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Siblings, aged 60 and 62 arrested for allegedly hacking their younger brother to death with an axe, reminded in custody


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

POLOKWANE- Two siblings, aged 60 and 62, who were arrested by Police in Nebo outside Sekhukhune, for allegedly hacking and killing their younger brother at their home in Eenkanteen Mampaha village Monday night, 09 January 2023, at about 22:00, were remanded in custody when they appeared  before Nebo Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 11 January 2023.

According to the information, Police received information from community members after the victim was hacked with an axe following an alleged altercation with his two brothers. On arrival at the scene, Police found the victim's body and the two suspects were arrested on the scene. The deceased was identified as Matshele Nelson Mogapu, aged 53.

The motive behind the incident is not yet known but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.

The two suspects, Hollo Mapadimeng, aged 60 and Seageng Mogapu, aged 62, are facing a charge of murder and were remanded in custody until their next court appearance on 19 January 2023 for a formal bail application.

Police investigations continue.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180