Five armed attackers invade two homes, two men shot, Tzaneen

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Five armed attackers invade two homes, two men shot, Tzaneen
Five armed attackers invade two homes, two men shot, Tzaneen

The Police in Limpopo have launched a massive manhunt for a group of about five armed suspects who broke into the doctor’s residence at Letaba Hospital in Tzaneen and robbed the residents of their valuable goods, including an undisclosed amount of cash.

The incident occurred in the early hours of 22 November 2018, at about 03:15. According to the information received, a couple (both doctors) was asleep when the suspects broke into their house and attacked them. The male doctor was shot in the process and the perpetrators managed to get away with a Television set and cellphones.

The suspects proceeded to another house where they attacked another couple, shooting a male doctor in the process and assaulting his wife with a sharp object. The couple was also robbed of a Television set, cellphones, tablet, laptops, and cash.

The injured victims were taken to hospital where they are still recuperating.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has established a Task Team led by a Major General, to pursue these culprits until they are caught. “Members of this Task Team have been instructed to hunt these suspects down and bring them to book as speedily as possible,” said General Ledwaba. “I call on our communities to work with the police to ensure a speedy detection of this heinous crime.” Concluded General Ledwaba.

Cases of Attempted Murder and House Robbery have been opened for investigation.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in this matter, may contact Colonel Cecil Machimani at 082 451 7181 or the crime stop number 0860010111, or the Crime Line SMS 32211 or to contact the nearest Police Station.

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