According to the Limpopo police, a manhunt has been launched in Tzaneen after two sisters were raped at their home in GaThako village. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, has sparked outrage and concern within the community.
Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, spokesperson for the police in the Mopani District, confirmed the details of the incident. The two sisters were attacked in their own homes, leaving them traumatized and in need of support.
It is disheartening to hear of such heinous acts taking place within our communities. Rape is a violation of basic human rights and has long-lasting effects on the victims. The police, along with the community, are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice.
“According to the information, on Saturday, November 25, at about 3.10 a.m., the two female victims, aged 18 and 27, were raped by an unknown suspect in their bedroom while asleep,” said Mashaba.
“It is alleged that the suspect intruded into the house and threatened to stab the victims with a knife and forced himself on the first victim by raping her and following the second victim, then fled the scene on foot.”
Mashaba said the Tzaneen-based family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit was investigating two cases of rape among the two siblings.