Police in Giyani, Limpopo have arrested a 37-year-old woman following an incident in which an elderly woman was allegedly attacked in her house at Makgakgabatse village and death of an 11-year-old girl. The incident took place last  Sunday morning.

The woman was also arrested following the kidnapping of her 11-year- old whose decomposing body was found in the bushes at Manganya Farm next to Ga-Maphalla outside Giyani on Friday 10 March 2023. 

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On Sunday 05 March 2023 at about 00h00, an elderly woman aged 75 was allegedly awoken by her daughter-in-law. She knocked at the door and said she had brought her two kids for ancestral rituals. The mother-in-law was surprised to see her in the company of an unknown man.

11-year-old girl brutally killed 

The two allegedly left soon after their request was denied. Three hours later at about 03h00, the elderly woman was attacked, strangled and left for dead by unknown men who in the process, kidnapped the little girl.

Cases of attempted murder and kidnapping were opened and investigations commenced. Information on the whereabouts of the woman was received and the Police traced and arrested her in Kempton Park in Gauteng.

Members of Giyani FCS, Tzaneen K9 and Giyani Crime Prevention conducted a search operation for the kidnapped girl. Sadly, her tiny decomposing body was found hanging with a rope under a tree.

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The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is saddened by this horrendous incident. She has ordered that the other perpetrators be hunted down and brought to book.

“This type of incident in which the most vulnerable members of our society are attacked and brutally killed, deserve condemnation by everyone. We therefore call on community members with information to assist the Police in the investigation,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The motive for the incident is unknown at this stage. Anyone with information may contact Captain Nhlazine Ngomani on 082 319 9889. Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police station.

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