Random shooter kills Dopeni man

News: 01 December 2023

The Chauke family from Dopeni village, Nzhelele, is grappling with unanswered questions after one of their sons was killed on Friday, 17 November, when a man randomly showed up at their home and started shooting at them.


Mauled body of newborn baby found at Lemana dam

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The community of Magangeni village outside Louis Trichardt is still trying to process a recent event where a dog was found devouring body parts of a newborn baby. According to reports received, a local resident was walking on the gravel road along the Lemana Dam when he saw a dog eating what looked like meat. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the dog was, in fact, eating parts of a dead infant. The gruesome discovery was made on Thursday morning, 23 November.

Mob justice claims two more lives in Nzhelele

News: 01 December 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In another incident of mob justice, this time in the Nzhelele area, two suspected criminals, accused of terrorising the communities of Biaba, Tshituni, Mawoni, and surrounding areas, died at the hands of members of the Tshituni Tsha Ntha community.

Deadly catfight at Makhushu bar

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In one of the most unusual cases to happen in the Mphephu policing area, a 40-year-old woman was arrested on charges of murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) after she had allegedly attacked her two cousins.

No bail for cop accused of killing his landlord

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Angry Makwarela residents protested outside the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 29 November, during the appearance of the police officer who had allegedly shot his landlord at his rental place in the Makwarela Township on the evening of Monday, 20 November.

The story of the hawker who took on Checkers, has a happy ending

News: 01 December 2023 By Bernard Chiguvare

On the odd occasion, stories do have a happy ending. This is the case with a Madombidzha-based hawker, Ms Langanani Julian Mamburu, who lost R4,000 when she tried to send money to her daughter by using Checkers’ money- transfer services.

Thohoyandou remains a headache for police as crime hotspot

News: 30 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe, joined by the MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Ms Florence Radzilani, released the second quarter of the Financial 2023–2024 Crime Statistics during a media briefing held at the provincial head office in Polokwane on Tuesday, 21 November.

Learners traumatised as driver is shot dead at Mukula

News: 30 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

Frightened pupils had to jump out of a moving Sprinter minibus taxi after the driver was shot and killed at the Brown Makhado Bus Rank in Mukula village on Wednesday morning, 22 November.


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