Cops begin manhunt after 80-year old woman’s murder in Limpopo


A manhunt has begun by Limpopo police for those involved in what was described as the “brutal killing” of an 80-year old woman.

Her body was discovered in her house at the Koraal retirement village in Polokwane.

At about 11am, the 80-year old woman known as Jacoba “Jakkie” Grobler’s body was discovered, said police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that the suspects entered the house and found the deceased, who stays alone, and severely assaulted her.”

The victim’s body was found by her friend and the police were called. On arrival, the police found the deceased lying on the bed with open wounds which might have possibly been caused by a blunt object. The deceased’s laptop and cellphone are missing,” said Mojapelo.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba has given instructions that there should be a 72-hour activation plan and this will be implemented so as to track down the killers.

Cases of murder and house robbery have been opened and anyone with valid information that can lead to the arrest of the killers has been requested to contact Brigadier James Esbach on 082 576 0743 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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