Pensioner found dead in Limpopo

2013-03-01 16:29
Johannesburg - An elderly woman has been murdered in Ga Mothapo, Limpopo, police said on Friday.

Police were called on Thursday around 22:00 to a home where they found the body of 72-year-old Jostinah Bopane tied up with rope and with multiple injuries to her head, said police spokesperson Moses Molepo.

"A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had been robbed [of] money before being hacked to death with an unknown object," he said.

"It appears the victim was killed on Wednesday."

A case of murder and robbery was being investigated.

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old girl from Mentz, in Mshongoville section in Limpopo, was raped on Sunday by an unknown man around 3:00.

"The victim was walking with her two female friends when the attacker pointed a gun [at them] and [took] her to the bushes," said Molepo.

"The victim was taken to Mankweng hospital for medical treatment and doctors on duty confirmed the incident."

No arrests had been made. Community members were asked to assist police with information.

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