Preliminary Police investigations revealed that the farmer and wife were allegedly accosted by suspects who ransacked the farmhouse and took several items including firearms and loaded them into the family vehicle. They apparently then set the house alight before leaving.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the Police for tracking down and arresting two suspects following the incident in which a 74-year-old farmer and his wife perished after their farmhouse was allegedly set on fire during a farm attack, house robbery on their farm at Levubu outside Thohoyandou.
The suspects were apprehended during the day following a massive manhunt which was launched by a task team and the Police in Levubu following the implementation of the 72-hour activation that was ordered by the Provincial Commissioner after the incident.
The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has praised the members and all other stakeholders who assisted in the hunt for the suspects for their dedication which led to this success.
A search for the remaining suspect is continuing.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect is requested to contact the Investigating Officer Captain Mashudu Lesley Muneri who is available on this number 082 469 1260, the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station.
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