String of rapes and murders, arrested suspect was out on bail, Polokwane

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String of rapes and murders, arrested suspect was out on bail, Polokwane
String of rapes and murders, arrested suspect was out on bail, Polokwane

The Intelligence Led Joint operation conducted in the Seshego Policing precinct outside the City of Polokwane, made a major breakthrough by arresting a 26 year old suspect, involved in the murder and rapes of women in the Seshego and Mankweng Policing areas.

This arrest follows an incident that occurred when a 21 year old woman who was reported missing on 5 July 2019, was found dead in an abandoned shack at Seshego Zone 6 on Friday, 9 August 2019.

Soon after the disappearance of the deceased, the Saps Seshego Cluster Commander Major General Sam Mokgonyana, established a dedicated team of members comprised of the Detectives and the Crime Intelligence. This team worked tirelessly around the clock until this suspect was cornered and nabbed in his rented room around Seshego on Friday, 30 August 2019.

During the arrest of this suspect, the deceased’s cellphone was found in his possession.

The preliminary Police investigations have revealed that the suspect raped and killed the deceased on the day she was reported missing.

When the investigations unfolded, it was uncovered that this suspect has committed a similar incident during 2014, where he raped and killed another woman in the Mankweng Policing area and he was never arrested for this crime.

Furthermore, it was found that this suspect, Thabo Mack Letsoalo from Ga-Molepo, Mamatsha village, in the Mankweng Policing area, was out on bail for other rape cases when he commit the Seshego incident and he is still going to appear before the Seshego Magistrate court on, 28 October 2019.

It is believed that the suspect may be linked to more similar unresolved cases in the Seshego, Mankweng and other areas as the investigations are still unfolding.

The suspect will appear before the Seshego Magistrate court soon on a charges of rape and murder and later, in the Mankweng Magistrate Court on similar offences.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service