NORTH WEST: The teenager is expected to appear before the Ventersdorp Children’s Court today [08, March].
A 17-year-old teenager has been arrested for connections to the murder of the 27-year-old Mapule Meiki Khune, Itumeleng Khune’s sister and is expected to appear before the Ventersdorp Children’s Court today [08, March].
On Thursday 04, March, community members stated to the South African Police Services (SAPS) that they have seen smoke coming from a house in Extension 2, Tshing, Ventersdorp at about 05:00 in the morning.
“Emergency Services were called, who after forcing entry into a back room, discovered the severely burnt body Khune on top of her bed. Only the back room was damaged during the fire. Police initially investigated an inquest, but after obtaining more information, the inquest was changed to murder.
“Since Friday, additional cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) have been reported as community street patrollers and family members have allegedly been assaulting alleged perpetrators for the murder of Khune,” said the SAPS on a statement.
North West, Lieutenant General Mr Sello Kwena the Provincial Commissioner has applauded police for their speedy response that ensured the arrest of the perpetrator within one day after committing the alleged murder.
He said that the police will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable and condemned the incidents of violence reported.
He further urged members of the community to not take the law into their own hands, but co-operate with the police in order to ensure that justice is served as prescribed by law.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested on Friday 04, March 2021 and will appear before Ventersdorp Children’s Court today.