The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemns an incident in which a three year old boy was found dead, while his seven year old brother was admitted to hospital with serious injuries.
On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, at about 12:30, police were summoned to a house in Bokone village, outside Mahikeng, where the body of a three year old boy was found in a pool of blood. Furthermore, his seven year old brother was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The seven year old is reported to be in a stable condition. According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that the children’s stepfather allegedly stabbed them and fled the scene in a brown Honda Ballade.
Subsequently, the police launched a manhunt. However, the alleged perpetrator vehicle was found parked under a tree at approximately 07:00 today in Moletsamongwe village outside Mahikeng. It was at that point that the body of the 33 year old alleged perpetrator was found inside the vehicle.
No foul play is suspected at this stage regarding the alleged his death.
The Provincial Commissioner expressed her shock about the incident and said that the police, working together with communities through various structures including Community Police Forum (CPF), will ensure that women and children are protected. She urged the public to speak out against women and children abuse.
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