The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemns in the strongest possible terms, incidents in which four males were killed over the weekend in the policing area of Mooinooi.
According to information, police were summoned to a scene in Mamba Masimong Section, Mooinooi at about 21:45 on Sunday, 24 January 2021. The police found on arrival, the body of a 31-year-old Molapi Phiri with multiple stab wounds. According to reports, Phiri was allegedly overpowered by unknown suspects outside his house and was stabbed to death. A murder case was opened for investigation and no arrest has been effected.
In a separate incident, police were summoned to a second scene, also in Mamba Masimong Section at about 23:55 and found three unidentified lifeless male bodies with multiple stab and burn wounds outside a shack that was on fire. No one has been arrested. The motive of the incidents is yet to be determined. Prior to these incidents, three house robberies were allegedly committed between Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 January 2021, in Mamba Masimong Section. Investigations into all the cases continue.
Lieutenant General Sello Kwena urged members of the community to come forward with information that can assist the police to solve these crimes which were seemingly sparked by house robberies. He also urged the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, but to report all criminal acts to the police.
Anyone who may have information regarding the incidents is requested to contact Sergeant Brenda Metsileng at 078 821 3366 or call South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Alternatively, anonymous tip-offs can be communicated via MySAPS App.