A 40-year-old suspect was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of a 26-old woman, Venolia Skosana.

Skosana’s body was found in an advanced state of decomposition in the river at Khathazweni outside Hlogotlou, The body was discovered on Thursday, 5 January 2023.

The victim reportedly went missing on Saturday 31 December 2022 at about 14:00. A missing person file was opened at Hlogotlou Police Station and the police immediately commenced. 

The initial investigations revealed that the victim was last seen at Holnek village in the Zaaiplaas policing area. She was attending an event.

Man arrested for kidnaping of Venolia Skhosana
Man arrested for kidnaping of Venolia Skhosana


The Police team led by the Station Commander of Hlogotlou, Lieutenant Colonel Ntoane Masuku, last night operationalized information received which led to the arrest of the suspect and discovery of the body.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the arrest. She also thanked community members for continuously assisting the Police in providing valuable information.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s court tomorrow, Friday 06 January 2023 facing charges of kidnapping and murder.

More charges could be added.