17-year-old boy arrested for murdering Khune’s sister



Itumeleng Khune’s sister, Mapula was confirmed dead some days ago, and a 17-year-old boy is allegedly responsible for the lady’s death.

The 27-year-old who passed on few days ago was involved in a fire accident in her granny’s house, and she was reportedly “burnt beyond recognition.”

Provincial police spokesperson Col Adéle Myburgh spoke about the investigation carried out and that the boy was arrested in Ventersdorp on Friday afternoon.

“This comes after the 17-year-old boy was charged on Friday afternoon, 5 March 2021, in Ventersdorp, following the alleged murder of Khune. 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.”

The youth is expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Children’s Court on Monday.

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