Police in Giyani are investigating a case of murder following the recovery of a burnt lifeless body of a 40-year-old woman on Monday in Dzingidzingi Village, Limpopo. According to the information available at this stage, it was reported that a body of a female person was discovered in the bushes burnt with a tyre.

This is through a collective search operation by the Police and members of the Community in Blue Patrollers searching for a missing woman in the Village.

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It is alleged that the deceased was last seen in the early hours around 01:00 on Monday. She went to her boyfriend’s home. Allegedly she was telephonically informed by the boyfriend that one of her children was sick.

It is reported that while the family members were at the police station to report a missing person after realizing that she was not reporting back home then information was received from the search team that the body was recovered.

The deceased was later identified by her family members as Vilelani Irene Maluleke (40) of Dzingidzingi village.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. Domestic violence-related issues cannot be ruled out in this case as far as preliminary investigation is concerned.


Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has appealed to community members with information to contact the Police. So that the perpetrator can be arrested and face the full might of the Law.

The Police appeal to anyone with information that can assist in arresting the suspect involved in this murder case. They can contact the Investigating Officer Detective Warrant Officer Hlengani Chauke at 082 319 9857. Alternatively report to the nearest police station. Crime Stop at 08600 10111 and can also share it anonymously on MySAPSApp.