Police in Limpopo are investigating an additional four cases in relation to the violent incident that occurred during political party campaigns at Juju Valley, Seshego on Sunday. The cases are attempted murder, malicious damage to properties, and two counts of contravention of Section 87 (1)(f) of the Electoral Act of 1998.

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The incident resulted in a 9-year-old bystander and a 25-year-old man sustaining gunshot wounds. Two cases of attempted murder were then opened. The minor victim is still recuperating in the hospital.

The violence erupted during a campaign event between rival political parties, leading to an escalation that endangered the lives of people and damage to infrastructures.

Additional cases for Juju Valley political violence incident
Additional cases for Juju Valley political violence incident


Preliminary investigation indicates that several other people sustained injuries after the members hit each other with stones and several shots were fired. There are no arrests yet with regard to all these cases, but police have intensified investigations to track down and arrest the suspects.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged the law enforcement authorities to deal decisively with violent attacks stemming from political intolerance in the province. The Province will continue to monitor closely the areas identified as hotspots during the election period. 

The Police are still appealing to anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and assist in the investigations. They may contact Lieutenant Colonel Ditjutle Molepo on 082 414 3534. Information can be reported to the nearest police station or call the SAPS Crime Stop hotline at 08600 10111 or use MySAPSApp.