A Community Policing Forum [CPF] patroller, aged 83 was brutally killed allegedly by his close family members in Giyani, Limpopo.

According to preliminary reports, the elderly man was on his way home from fulfilling his responsibilities as a vigilant CPF member when he was ambushed and fatally attacked. The incident occurred at Shamfana village in the early hours of Thursday, 28 March 2023.

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Police and Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene. They found the victim’s body lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds. He was certified dead at the scene. A preliminary police investigation was conducted, and all the evidence pointed to the two close relatives.

Giyani patroller brutally killed
Crime Scene

All the items taken from the deceased were also recovered, leading to the arrest of the suspect. He was charged with murder and his immediate relative [32], was also charged with defeating the end of justice. Both suspects will appear in Giyani Magistrate’s Court on 02 April 2024.

SHOCK AS A GIYANI ELDERLY PATROLLER IS BRUTALLY KILLED BY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS

Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has expressed deep sorrow and outrage at the tragic loss. She has also extended her deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased during this difficult time.

“We stand in solidarity with the CPF and the entire community as we mourn the loss of a brave and honourable member,” said Hadebe.