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News: Provincial Commissioner hails swift police reaction following house robbery in which a farmer was killed


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

POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has hailed the swift reaction of the Police following a house robbery in which a 68-year-old farmer, identified as Mr MG Richter, was killed and his wife injured on a farm at Dwalboom outside Thabazimbi in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 06 September 2022.

The available reports indicate that an unknown number of suspects entered the Dwalboom Vygeboompoort farm house at about 02:00, killed the husband and injured his wife by burning her with unknown object. They then ransacked the house and took two plasma television sets, firearms, cellphones, tools and other items. The suspects loaded the robbed items into the victims’ VW Amarok and fled the scene.

Police received information about the suspected stolen vehicle around Belabela, matching the description of the one that was earlier robbed on a farm at Dwalboom. The said vehicle was spotted being driven along Potgieter Street in Bela Bela and the members ordered the driver to pull off. The suspects allegedly started shooting at the police and a shootout ensued.

One of the suspects was fatally shot and the second one was injured and arrested. The vehicle, five (05) firearms including a toy gun, live rounds of ammunition, two plasma TV sets, two cellphones and tools were recovered.

Both suspects have been identified and are believed to have been employed at the same farm. Police investigations are unfolding to determine if additional suspects were also involved.

Anyone with information may contact Lieutenant Colonel Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501, Sergeant Masilo Makola on 071 601 5174, the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station.


Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo
082 876 6429


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