Two people killed in armed robbery

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By Tsundukani Zitha

GIYANI- Two people have been killed during a house robbery at Bungeni Basani village in the Waterval Policing area outside Makhado on Saturday night.

It is alleged that a 43-year-old woman was at her homestead together with her children when she was attacked by three unknown armed suspects.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Lt. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says that the suspects demanded money and cell phones from the victim, but before she could respond, they started shooting randomly whereby they shot her, her 19 and 21-year-old sons and a 25-year-old daughter who died instantly.

“The 43 years old woman and her two sons were later taken to the hospital for medical treatment,” said Ngoepe.

It is also alleged that during the robbery, one of the suspects was also shot to death allegedly by his accomplices before they fled the scene and disappeared in the darkness after they robbed the victims their three cell phones.

Lt. Colonel Ngoepe further says that the police were notified and reacted swiftly where they found the suspect lying dead a distance away from the victim’s house.

“The three cell phones believed to be the once robbed during this ordeal and a cash amount of
R1200.00 were found in the deceased suspect’s possession” noted Ngoepe

The police have opened cases of murder, three counts of attempted murder and house robbery. The three victims are still recovering in hospital with serious gunshot wounds.

“The deceased suspect is still unknown, and his accomplices are still on the run and there is no arrest, however the Police investigations are still continuing” said Ngoepe.

Anyone who can assist the Police in arresting these suspects, may contact the nearest Police Station.