Two people shot and burnt beyond recognition in Matiyani village

Photo supplied/ Limpopo SAPS. 

By: Angie Nkuna

GIYANI- Two people were kidnapped by unknown suspects while driving a Toyota Tazz near Makonde village outside Thohoyandou.

It is alleged that afterwards, the murderers loaded them in the boot of their vehicle and drove away to a secluded area near Matiyani village along the Punda Maria road. They were fatally shot, set alight inside the vehicle and burnt beyond recognition.



Limpopo police spokesperson, LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says “the body of an unknown man with multiple gunshot wounds was also discovered some meters away from the scene.

“The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but Police investigations will reveal and consequently result to the apprehension of these murderers as they are still unfolding.”

The SAPS Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned the killing. “Those perpetrators who still engaged in committing these barbaric acts are cautioned to stop these senseless killings of our people.

“There is no justifiable reason for anyone to take an innocent life in this horrific manner. We are going to hunt these suspects around the clock until they are brought to justice”, concluded General Ledwaba.

“Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects in this matter, may contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.” Concluded Ngoepe