A family in Ha-Madodonga, Limpopo is reportedly living in fear after their daughter’s boyfriend stabbed the mother several times and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it.

According to the Limpopo Mirror, the Tshivhulawa family in the Kutama area under Makhado Municipality have lost hope regarding any assistance from the Police.

The victim, Pinkie Tshivhulawa, told the publication that everything started when the suspect entered their home on 15 June. He started assaulting her daughter. When she [the mother ] begged him to stop, he turned his anger on her and stabbed her multiple times with a knife.

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The incident was allegedly reported to the police at the time. Tshivhulawa was admitted at the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital, from where she was transferred to Polokwane Provincial Hospital. She was released from the hospital four days later.

The family of eight are currently being kept at the Tshilwavhusiku Police Station for their safety, while the police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.
Tshivhulawa accuses the police of being unsympathetic and not making any effort to bring the suspect to book.


“The police have failed us as a family. I have tried everything to have the man arrested, even going to the extent of directing the police where to find him, and still, nothing has happened. That man might strike again and finish us as he clearly intended to do.

“We are desperate and don’t know where else to seek help,” she said. Tshivhulawa believes the police are reluctant to arrest the suspect and are endangering their lives. “I fear he might do the worst and kill my daughter. She has children. Who will then look after them?” she said.

Limpopo police spokesperson Lt Col Malesela Ledwaba said that the investigation into the matter was still ongoing. Ledwaba confirmed that the suspect was still at large and urged members of the community to assist with information that could lead to his arrest.