15-man gang attacks family in Limpopo

2010-04-17 12:34

A man was beaten to death while his wife was gang raped and their

four-year-old daughter seriously assaulted in the early hours of this


“It is believed a gang of 15 men entered the family’s house on a

plot at Dalmada, outside Polokwane, at 3.30am,” said police spokesperson Moatshe


The gang tied up the 40-year-old man and beat him to death. Five

men raped the man’s wife before turning on the couple’s four-year-old daughter,

seriously assaulting her.

Ngoepe said the motive for the attack was unknown and nothing was

taken from the house.

The wife and daughter were taken to a nearby hospital after

residents alerted police about the incident.

Ngoepe described the woman as being “too traumatised” to give a

statement to the police.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the attack

should contact the police on 10111.

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