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By: Blessing Mabunda

In a persistent effort to crack the brutal murder in full and without leaving any stone unturned.

Police Special Task Team have made another major breakthrough after two (02) firearms and five (05) ammunition were recovered which are believed to be the ones used in the killing of an elderly woman in Xikundu village, outside Malamulele.

Mamaila Maria Maluleke, 62 was shot and killed in July 2017. It is alleged that Maluleke opened the door expecting her daughter who was from work and during that process, she was shot dead from outside.

Mekia Sithole, 32 from Masia Tshikonelo village near Thohoyandou, Vutivi Saul Chauke, 26 from Manghena village near Giyani, and Raymond Chauke, 32 from Manghena village are linked to Maluleke’s murder.

LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said a car believed to be the one which was utilised by the suspects during the commission of the offence ,was also recovered.

“The three arrested suspects have already appeared before Saselamani Magistrate court and they all remained in custody with no bail given until August the 10th 2017 for further Police investigations”, Ngoepe added

During the incident, the deceased’s husband, also 62 suintained injuries where he was rushed to hospital, and undisclosed amount of cash was robbed from the daughter but she escaped unhurt. Ngoepe said.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba commended members of the Task Team for the speed with which this case was cracked. “This prompt action is bound to send a clear message that the police will not in any way be tolerant to any criminal activity.” Concluded General Ledwaba.

Edited by Rhandzu Hlungwane