The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned in the strongest possible terms the gruesome attack and subsequent killing of an elderly woman by a close relative.
The incident occurred on 17 October 2018 at around 22:25, at Ga-Chuene in Maratapelo village near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane where a 92 year old woman was allegedly strangled to death by her grandson.
It is alleged that the suspect entered the deceased’s bedroom through the window, attacked and strangled her to death. The Police was summoned to the crime scene, they reacted swiftly and started with their initial investigations. The suspect was immediately arrested at the scene after he was positively linked to the incident. The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.
A case of murder was opened for further Police investigations.
The suspect, aged 36, will appear before Thabamoopo Magistrate Court soon.
The Police investigations are continuing.
Members of the community are urged to refrain from resorting to violence especially against the vulnerable citizens when resolving domestic disputes. They should instead consult with their local authorities for intervention.
“Elderly care is still a serious concern to us as the Police and members of the community are advised to ensure safety to our senior citizens at all times to prevent this type of incidents from happening,” concluded Lieutenant General Ledwaba.
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