The Police in Seshego have launched a manhunt for six suspects who, on Friday 24 February 2023, allegedly robbed two women. They proceeded to rape one of them and thereafter attacked motorists who stopped to rescue the victims. The suspects hacked one of them to death and seriously injured the other at Madiba Park outside Polokwane.

The two women aged 25 and 30 were reportedly walking home from the ATM at the filling station when they met about six unknown men at about 20:45.

ONE OF SIX SUSPECTS RAPE A YOUNG LADY IN MADIBA PARK

 The suspects robbed them of cellphones, money and a Jersey. One of the suspects grabbed the younger lady and pulled her into the nearby bushes and raped her.

The rape victim managed to free herself and ran to the road, calling for help. A vehicle with five occupants reportedly stopped next to her and she was busy explaining what had happened when the same suspects accosted them. They brutally hacked one of the men with a sharp object and he died at the scene. Another occupant was stabbed and seriously injured.

The Police were also alerted and on arrival at the scene they found the deceased with gaping wounds. An injured victim was taken to hospital.

MAN WHO WANTED TO HELP A RAPE VICTIM MURDERRED

The murdered victim was identified as Sydney Maphela of Monyoaneng village in Moletjie

Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered that these ruthless criminals be hunted down and brought to book.

The suspects were reportedly speaking a foreign language believed to be Zimbabwean nationals. The Police are appealing to anyone with information about the suspects to contact the nearest Police station, crime stop number 0860010111 or they may send a message via MySAPSApp.

Cases of murder, attempted murder, rape and robbery were also opened and investigations are continuing.

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