POLOKWANE: The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant Thembi Hadebe has ordered a 72 hours Activation Plan to hunt down the suspects following an incident in which a 74-year-old farmer and his wife pèrished after their farmhouse was allegedly set on fire during a house robbery on their farm at Levubu outside Thohoyandou yesterday on Wednesday 20 April 2022 at about 16:20.
It is alleged that a passer-by noticed two strangers wandering in the premises. Apparently the two who were about to leave the premises in the vehicle belonging to the farmer were somehow disturbed and fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle full of properties belonging to the farmer behind.
The Police were notified and on arrival, they reportedly found the farm house on fire, with farmer and his wife still inside. The victims were burned beyond recognition.
Preliminary Police investigations revealed that the farmer and wife were allegedly accosted by suspects who ransacked the farmhouse and took several items including fireams and loaded them into the family vehicle. They apparently then set the house alight before leaving.
“A Task Team comprising detectives from Provicial, District and Station levels has already been assembled to track down the killers. We therefore call on community members with information to come forward and assist the Police in the investigations of this horrendous crime,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
Police have opened cases of two counts of murder, house robbery and arson. Anyone with Information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects 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.
Source: South African Police Service