Gang attack family, dad killed

2010-04-17 14:08

Dalmada - 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 Saturday morning, Limpopo police said.

"It is believed a gang of 15 men entered the family's house on a plot at Dalmada, outside Polokwane at 03:30," said Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

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 and seriously assaulting her.

Ngoepe said the motive for the attack was unknown and nothing was taken from the house.

The wife and her daughter were take 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 and anyone with information can contact 10111.