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Manhunt Launched For Teenage Boys Suspected Of Killing Motorist, Raping His Passenger

The two young men, who are believed to be in their late teens, allegedly attacked the motorist and his passenger shortly after getting into the vehicle. The motive behind the attack is still unknown.

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Manhunt Launched For Teenage Boys Suspected Of Killing Motorist, Raping His Passenger

The Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for two teenage boys who are believed to be responsible for the killing of a motorist who gave them a lift from the outskirts of Tzaneen on Friday. The incident has shocked the community and raised concerns about the safety of hitchhiking in the area.

According to the police, a 44-year-old male motorist and his 30-year-old female passenger had stopped to give two hitchhikers a lift. Little did they know that this act of kindness would turn into a tragedy.

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The two young men, who are believed to be in their late teens, allegedly attacked the motorist and his passenger shortly after getting into the vehicle. The motive behind the attack is still unknown.

“While travelling along the Georges Valley road, one of the passengers asked the driver to stop and pull up the handbrake. The driver refused to pull up the handbrake and one of them [the hitchhikers] pulled out a firearm and shot him at point-blank range from behind,” said Col Malesela Ledwaba.

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“They instructed the lady to move to the back seat and drove with her towards town and dumped the deceased at a gravel road and drove away with the woman. They robbed her of cash, bank cards, cellphones and made cash transactions with their cards. They then drove to the bushes and raped her and fled the scene leaving her behind.”

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After the brutal assault, the suspects fled the scene in the motorist’s Suzuki Swift sedan. The police later found the vehicle burnt in Letsitele, adding another layer of mystery to the case.

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Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo stated that a case of murder, rape, malicious damage to property, robbery with a firearm, and carjacking has been opened. The police are working tirelessly to track down the suspects and bring them to justice.

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