The police management in the Limpopo province are perturbed by unrelenting incidents of ritual murders that have become a scourge.
In the latest incident, the police in Malamulele have launched a massive manhunt after the mutilated body of a 16 year old girl was found in the bushes next to Shingwedzi River on 7 July 2017.
The deceased, Rirhandzu Manganyi from Gumbani village in Malamulele policing area went missing on 2017-07-02 at about 13:00 when she left her home and went to the nearby bushes next to the river. She never returned and subsequent search efforts yielded no positive results. Her dismembered body was found by young boys when they went for fishing in the same river. The motive for this murder is unknown but ritual murder cannot be ruled out.
Similar incidents in which people, especially women, go missing and are later found dead have become a worrying factor, especially in the Vhembe and Mopano Districts.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South Aftican Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba is making a call upon all our communities to rally around and isolate these merciless and faceless individuals who seem to be hell-bent on destroying the moral fibre of our society and create fear in the minds of peaceful and progressive South Africans.
“The police will not rest until all perpetrators and their accomplices are brought to book and will engage with various role players to fight this scourge “. Said General Ledwaba.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police.