The Police have open inquest for a murder of 39 year old man who killed his 14 year old son with a Panga in Hlanganani.A 14-year-old boy was savagely murdered on Sunday, 21 February 2021 by his own father in Noblehoek, Hlanganani.
It is alleged that a 39-year-old father shredded his own son with a panga at around 2:00 pm. The child was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his wounds shortly after arriving.
The Limpopo police said, members of the local community got angry and eventually stoned the father to death.
“The reason for the incident will be determined through ongoing police investigations, but domestic violence cannot be excluded”, said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned the incidents.
“We urge all communities to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and resort to extreme violence in difficult situations.
“The brutal nature of this incident calls for widespread condemnation and communities are urged to work with the police and other relevant authorities to stamp out this scourge,” concluded General Ledwaba.
“Hlanganani police have opened two murder cases, and no arrests have been made at this stage”, concluded Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.