North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has called on South African Police Serices (Saps) to quickly arrest the men who killed a 46-year-old man at Habernia Farm near Lichtenburg, Ditsobotla Local Municipality.
On Friday night, three men allegedly entered a house at Habernia Farm and tied a 75-year-old woman’s hands with an electric wire and demanded money.
Before they fled the scene, the perpetrators shot the woman’s son in the head.
“We must never allow these criminal acts to define how we should live in our province. We call on our police to hunt and capture these criminals, so as the deceased’s family can find closure,” Premier Mahumapelo said.
After the killing, the woman managed to call for help and one of the workers untied her and they called the police.
At this stage, the Saps have not been able to confirm what was stolen and the investigation will continue.
Premier Mahumapelo has encouraged the community to help the police with information that could lead to the apprehension of the perpetrators.
“We also call on our people to support the Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal - RHR programme of the province which amongst others is intended to bring all communities together, including farmers and farm workers, to deal with the injustices of the past. This in an effort to reconcile and instil peace among the residents of Bokone Bophirima,” Premier Mahumapelo said.