Four people killed in three separate domestic disputes over the weekend


By: Angie Nkuna

TZANEEN- The South African Police Service in Limpopo has strongly condemned the continuing acts of domestic related killings, which are still taking their toll in some areas in the province.

This has emerged after three separate incidents were reported in Mokwakwaila, Waterval and Maake Policing areas over the weekend.

Limpopo police said a 40-year-old man was burnt to death inside his house after a domestic dispute at Ga-Kuranta village outside Tzaneen.

It is alleged that on Saturday the deceased had a domestic dispute with his wife and assaulted her until she was rescued by the community and taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“The deceased took his children and lock them in a seven-roomed house and burnt it, but the children were removed unharmed and the man was burned beyond recognition including his vehicle which was in the garage and all the house contents.

“The motive behind this incident is still not clear and a case of arson was opened for further Police investigations.

Meanwhile, in the Waterval Policing area outside Makhado, a 30-year-old man was arrested for two counts of murder following a domestic squabble.
It is alleged that on Saturday, the suspect met his girlfriend together with another man and he started attacking them at Mutuwangadzebu Mpheni village and he stabbed both aged 30 and 37 to death with a sharp instrument before he fled the scene.

“The suspect will appear before the Waterval Magistrate Court soon on two counts of murder.

“Whereas in the Maake Policing area outside Tzaneen, 42-year-old woman arrested after she allegedly stabbed to death her 47-year-old elder brother to death with a sharp instrument after a domestic dispute.

“The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but the investigations will tell, and the suspect will appear before Lenyenye magistrate court soon.

“The Police investigations of all these incidents are still continuing.

“Members of the community are still encouraged and advised to make use of the relevant local authorities for intervention in the case of any domestic related situation instead of killing or attacking one another.” concluded LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe.