SA: Zimbabwean man brutally murdered in Limpopo, stabbed and left bleeding on the street
By IOL News
SOUTH AFRICA: Police in Seshego, outside Polokwane are investigating a case of murder after a 36-year-old Zimbabwean man was allegedly stabbed to death with a sharp object.
The brutal murder happened on a street at Lepakeng, in Seshego, on Monday.
“It is alleged that one of the residents was walking along the street at Lepakeng next to a tavern when she heard someone screaming for assistance and went closer to investigate,” Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said.
“The woman found one male laying on the street bleeding, with a stab wound on the upper body and she immediately summoned the police and members of the emergency medical services (EMS).”
Ledwaba said the police and the EMS “quickly responded” but upon their arrival, the stabbed man was certified dead at the scene.
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“Preliminary investigations indicated that the deceased was renting a room in the area at the time of his untimely death. Police have subsequently started with a manhunt of the unknown suspects, and location of the friends and relatives of the deceased,” said Ledwaba.
The police urged anyone with information that can assist with the case or in tracing the family of the deceased to contact the police, Crime Stop on 086-001-0111, their nearest police station or the My SAPS App.
Ledwaba said police investigations regarding the murder are still continuing.
Last month, IOL reported that police in Mankweng, in Limpopo, have launched an extensive manhunt following the murder of a 97-year-old woman.
The woman was found murdered at her home in Ramogale village, at GaMothapo.
“At approximately 7.30am, the local police responded to a complaint from a distraught relative who had discovered the lifeless body of the elderly woman at her residence,” Ledwaba said at the time.
Preliminary investigations have so far indicated that the victim was stabbed with a sharp object.
Police have opened a case of murder and the motive for this heinous incident is not yet known.