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A farm owner and her family members were arrested for murder and kidnapping at their farm in Limpopo. Image: SAPS.

Farm torched after owner allegedly murders theft accused suspect

A farm owner and her family allegedly kidnapped and murdered a man they accused of stock theft. The community set alight the farm in Limpopo.

Limpopo farm

A farm owner and her family members were arrested for murder and kidnapping at their farm in Limpopo. Image: SAPS.

Police have launched a manhunt for suspects responsible for torching a farm that belongs to a business woman in Elandskraal, Limpopo. 

The incident happened on Sunday, 18 June 2023 at about 17:00.


South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson in Limpopo, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said according to an incident report,  a section of the community at Elandskraal in Morarela village went on a rampage and set alight a farm owned by the woman.

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These suspects were recently arrested in connection with farm robberies in a farming area in Limpopo. Images: Pixabay and SAPS.

Ledwaba said the attack happened a day after the farm owner, her son and two relatives allegedly kidnapped a 35-year-old man and killed him while injuring his friend. The two were accused of stealing the goats. 

“The farm owner and her family were arrested on the spot. They were also charged with murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm,” the police spokesperson said. 

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The fire reportedly damaged the farm fence, gate, tinned house, a bakkie and other properties. The total value of the damaged properties is not yet known. 

Police  were summoned to the scene  and members of the community upon noticing the Police, they then fled the scene. Manhunt for  the suspects was immediately activated. 

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Limpopo Police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said people should refrain from actions that may lead them into police cells. Instead, they should learn to  trust police capabilities as they are well trained to deal with crime related problems. 

Anyone with information that can assist the Police to arrest the suspects involved has been urged to contact the Acting Station Commander Warrant Officer Victor Aphane at 0824690745 or report to the Crime Stop number 0860010111 alternatively report to the nearest Police Station or share the information on MySAPS App. 

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