Police are looking for the suspects involved in the “brutal murder” of an 80-year-old resident of the Koral retirement village in Polokwane.
A friend of Jacoba Grobler came across her body around 11:00 on Monday and called the police.
“On their arrival there, the police found the deceased on a bed with open wounds that may have been caused by a blunt object. Her laptop and cellphone are missing, ” said Brig. Motlafela Mojapelo.
According to police, Grobler lived alone.
Lt.Gen. Limpopo police chief Nneke Ledwaba strongly condemned the killing, saying it was committed against one of society’s most vulnerable members. Ledwaba has ordered that the police’s 72-hour activation plan be put in place to track down the killer or killers.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to brig. Call James Esbach on 082 576 0743, or the police’s Stop Crime number on 08600 10111.
The murder of Grobler follows shortly after the murders of Lizette Deacon (50) and her mother, Hettie (79), plunged the community here into mourning.
Lazarus Mahlo, 41, and Sophie Mmako, 51, appeared on Monday on two charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances in connection with the case. Mmako has worked for the Deacons for over 20 years.
Lizette and Hettie’s bodies were found earlier in their car along the R37 at the Kuschke off-ramp, outside Polokwane. They were abducted in the late afternoon after a burglary at their townhouse in Welgelegen. Both women were tied up and had multiple stab wounds.