Two suspects who have been arrested for allegedly torching a house and three motor vehicles at Blinkwater village under Hlanganani policing area on Thursday 23 June 2022, are expected to appear in Hlanganani magistrate court today,Monday 27 June 2022.
A group of people reportedly arrived at the Complainant’s house with with a number of vehicles and accused her husband of being responsible for the murder of their two relatives in Hlanganani policing area during May and June 2022.
The suspects allegedly broke the windows of the eleven-roomed house and three motor vehicles, a BMW 320i, Ford Ranger Double cap as well as Mercedes Benz Sprinter 22 sitter. They then torched the said house and three(03) motor vehicles and thereafter ran away from the scene. The overall damage is estimated at over R1.5 Million.
The Police were informed about the incident and on arrival at the scene they found that the suspects had already ran away. Cases of arson and malicious damage to property were opened and a manhunt for the suspects ensued.
The suspect were arrested by members of Mopani SAPS District Task Team and Tracing Team members.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe condemned this type of behavior where communities take the law into their own hands and has ordered that the remaining suspects be hunted down and brought to book.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects may contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Solly Enoch Zitiva on 082 468 8673 or crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or may send information through MySAPSApp.
Police investigations are still ongoing.