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Motorist STABBED to death when trying help rape victim

Limpopo police launched a manhunt for six unknown male suspects in connection with murder, attempted murder, rape and robbery.

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A motorist who tried to help a rape victim on the side of the road in Seshego was hacked to death by the same suspects on Friday.

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On 24 February six unknown male suspects allegedly robbed the two women and raped one of them.


Spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba says the Provincial Police Commissioner in Limpopo has instructed his team to hunt down the six men. The suspects are believed to be Zimbabweans.

Malesela says the two women, aged 25 and 30, were walking from an ATM at a filling station when the suspects approached them just before 21:00.

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Colonel Ledwaba said that the men robbed the women of their phones, money, and a jersey before the younger woman was dragged into the bushes and raped. He says the rape victim managed to free herself and ran into the road, calling for help.

A vehicle with five people reportedly stopped next to her. Just as she was explaining what had happened to them the suspects caught up with her.

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Colonel Ledwaba says the motorist was hacked to death with a sharp object. The victim died at the scene while one of his passengers was also stabbed and seriously injured.

As reported by IOL the police were alerted, and upon their arrival at the scene. They found the deceased with gaping wounds. The injured victim was taken to hospital.

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Provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has ordered that the suspects be hunted down and brought to book.

Cases of murder, attempted murder, rape, and robbery were opened, and investigations are continuing, according to the police.