Police in Ritavi have opened a rape case following an alleged gang rape incident of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday in Dan village, Limpopo.

According to the police report at this stage, the victim who is a resident of Mohlaba Cross village visited her Aunt at Dan village. While sitting outside the house with her cousin, they were approached by three unknown males who forcefully took a 15-year-old inside the house and undressed her.

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Unfortunately, the victim was raped by the trio who left her inside the house. They fled the scene on foot to evade an arrest.


After the ordeal, the victim informed her Aunt and the incident was immediately reported to the police who opened three counts of rape. A manhunt for the unknown suspects has been launched to apprehend the suspects.


Meanwhile, Police in Malamulele have opened two cases of rape that occurred on Friday, 01 December 2023 and Monday, 04 December 2023 at Shigalo village outside Malamulele.

It is reported that the Police in Malamulele have arrested a 45-year-old male suspect on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 24 years old female person. The victim was walking on the street with her two neighbours on Sunday at about 23:30 from a restaurant when they met a known male suspect. Allegedly the suspect grabbed her to a one-room house, ultimately forced himself into her, and raped her.

The arrested male suspect for allegedly raping a 24 years old woman is expected to appear before Malamulele Magistrate’s Court soon facing charges of rape.

In a separate incident, the Police have launched a manhunt for a known male person for allegedly raping a 05-year-old girl.

It is alleged that the mother of the victim noticed that her daughter was suffering some pains in her genital part and when she checked to see what might be the problem the victim kept crying and she took her to the hospital for medical assistance upon doctor’s examination conducted it was revealed that the victim was raped.

It is alleged that a 05-year-old girl was raped from her home at Shigalo village, Malamulele, on Friday 01 December. Her mother was at work by a known male person.

The Police request for Jackson Mbhiza to come forward to assist with investigations. He should also contact the Investigating Officer Captain Charlotte Thuketana at 082 319 9889 alternatively report to the nearest Police Station. 

A 51-year-old Woman was arrested for allegedly killing her nephew who had reportedly wanted to sleep with her in Dan Village, Limpopo.

According to the information received, the deceased went to the aunt’s place and found her bathing. He forcefully wanted to sleep with his aunt but the aunt furiously assaulted him with a steel iron and stone on his head.

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He collapsed and was immediately driven to the nearest hospital. He was certified dead upon arrival by the doctor on duty.

The incident was reported to the police, and the investigation led to the arrest of the aunt on Sunday, 29 October 2023, early in the morning at Dan Village. She was charged with murder.


Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has welcomed the arrest. She further said that it is the police’s responsibility to investigate the crime and bring offenders to justice.

The suspect is expected to appear before Nkowankowa Magistrate’s court on Monday, 30 October. Police investigations are underway.