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Suspect sought for killing a woman

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

POLOKWANE - The Police in Westenburg seek information that can assist in locating a man who allegedly killed a 44-year-old woman after he was requested by the deceased's 16-year-old daughter to assist her in eliminating her mother as she wanted freedom.  The incident happened at Lesedi Park under Westernburg policing area on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at around 22h00.

The girl allegedly met the suspect in her residential area on the outskirts of Polokwane and had a conversation in which she reportedly told him that her mother was denying her freedom and that she wanted to get rid of her.

The two then went to the house to wait for the girl's mother. The mother arrived home and seemingly was attacked with frying pan and collapsed. It is reported that the suspect further strangled her. They thereafter dragged her to the bedroom and left her.

The girl allegedly slept in her mother's motor vehicle that night and only reported the matter to the Police the following day on 16 March 2023 and alleged that she found her mother in a pool of blood.

The case of murder was opened and during preliminary investigations it came to light that the young girl conspired with the suspect to kill her mother because "she wanted her own freedom."

The 16-year-old girl was then arrested and charged with murder, a manhunt for her accomplice was launched.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe was shocked by the incident and has urged community members with information to assist the Police in locating the remaining suspect.

The 16-year-old girl appeared in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 17 March 2023, on a charge of murder and the case was remanded to 04 April 2023 for further Police investigations.

The Police are calling on a certain Lebalang to avail himself at the nearest Police Station to assist in the investigation. Anyone with information may contact the investigating officer Sergeant Braidon Pheme on 072 294 4760/ 082 729 0049 or call Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or visit nearest Police.


Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo
082 8766 429