MECKLENBURG – The Limpopo Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has this past week condemned in the most strongest possible terms the mob-attacks and killings which occurred on April 16 afternoon at Diphale village in the Mecklenburg Policing area
This condemnation comes after the allegation of murder and malicious damage to property where the local community burnt and killed a woman who is around 40 years and also burnt her double cab bakkie. The incident happened at the home of Andrew Kgopane who was killed week ago.
“Soon after this incident, the same community members proceeded to another family and set alight a double storey house and also a Ford Focus.
“The motive behind these two incidents and the suspects are still unknown,” said Limpopo police spokesman Lieutenant General Moatshe Ngoepe.
According to the police, This two incidents followed an incident where Andrew Ntheke Kgopane (36) who was walking on foot together with his girlfriend last week night was attacked by unknown suspects who fired several shots to them, killing him instantly for unknown motive. The girlfriend managed to escape unhurt.
The General reiterated his call to all members of the community to refrain and stop taking the law into their own hands by attacking and killing the suspected persons.
“We are calling on all community members to desist from acts of vigilantism and the so-called mob justice. The police will act mercilessly against anyone who participates in these violent activities” said Ledwaba. He concluded by stating that ,the police must be given the space to investigate any alleged offences and members of the community must only give support through quality and reliable information about any suspected persons. .
Ngoepe says anyone with information about the suspects involved in this incidents, may contact LT. Colonel William Ramokhubedu on 082 499 8389 or the crime stop number 0860010111.