Basani Mtsetweni residents go on rampage

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By Tsundukani Zitha

GIYANI- Members of the community at Basani Mtsetweni and the surrounding villages went on a rampage and barricaded the roads between Diza and Mashau villages with various objects.

This was their response to the horrifying house robbery that took place on Saturday night in the Waterval policing area outside Makhado.

A 25-year-old woman lost her life during the robbery when she was instantly shot dead by three armed suspects. One of the suspects was also shot dead by his accomplices before they fled the scene and disappeared in the darkness after they robbed the victims their three cellphones.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo LT. General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned the violent protest and warned community members to keep calm, refrain from any form of violence including damage to any property.

“They must give the Police a space to investigate and deal with these incidents fully,” said Lt. General Ledwaba.

The police have opened cases of murder, three counts of attempted murder and house robbery.
“The deceased suspect is still unknown, and his accomplices are still on the run and there is no arrest,” said Ngoepe.

Anyone who can assist the Police in arresting these suspects, may contact the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station.

“The Police investigations are still continuing, “concluded Ngoepe