2 Foreign nationals arrested for the murder of Sipho Letsoalo

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Mankweng police arrested two foreign nationals, ages 20 and 50, in relation to the murder of a 40-year-old man at Ga Mothapo, Magoa village, which is under Mankweng policing area.

According to the information received, the first victim was asleep at home whe his mother woke him up and informed him that someone wanted to see him outside. When he stepped outside, he was pushed into their white Toyota Hilux bakkie by three unidentified males who were parked outside the yard.

The family attempted to fight off the suspects after growing suspicious.The family was overpowered and the suspects drove towards Maremadi village.

The community took up arms and followed the suspects. Upon arrival at the scene, the victims were discovered to have serious injuries and police were called.

The injured victims were taken to the closest hospital, where sadly the second victim passed away from his wounds.

His sister identified him as name Sipho Tebogo Letsoalo, 40, from Ments Village.

The victims were accused with taking part in the business robbery at one of the suspect’s spaza.

Subsequently, two suspects were arrested at Maremadi village at the scene and charged with murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, condemned the incident and called upon the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and report suspected criminal activities to the police.

The duo will appear before Mankweng District Court on Thursday, 11 April 2024. More arrests are expected.

Police investigations are still continuing.


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