The Limpopo Social Development MEC Nkakareng Rakgoale and MEC for Transport and Community Safety Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya are calling on communities to work with police in a bid to end the violent killings in the Bolobedu area of Mopani District. At least five people were brutally murdered in three separate incidents in the past few days.
A young couple was found murdered with multiple stab wounds at Ga-Rapitisi village in Kgapane and in a separate incident, a motorist was shot and killed after he was hijacked.
In the fourth incident a taxi driver also died after was shot in the same Maphalle area. Police are yet to make a breakthrough in all these cases.
MEC Nkakareng Rakgoale said social workers who have been deployed to the area have started providing psychosocial support to the bereaved families.
“It is very worrying to see people killed in this violent manner and we know that incidents such as these are having devastating effects and tear apart families and communities. Our social workers have already started providing psychosocial support to the bereaved families in order for them to cope well during this trying period”.
MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya said teams of detectives that have been assigned to investigate the cases will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the suspects.
“Our police officers are working around the clock to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book, as we are working towards creating a safer environment in our communities”.
The two MECs were accompanied by the police Provincial Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba, Mopani District Municipality MMC for Community Services Minkateko Shimange-Fazi, the Greater Letaba Municipality Mayor Peter Matlou and other Councillors.