A Limpopo man opened fire and kills his wife and niece, injures daughter before turning the gun to himself after his daughter opened a rape case against him.
The 16-year-old girl was fatally wounded after her father found out that she opened a rape case against him. The gruesome incident took place at Malungane village next to Namakgale outside Phalaborwa at about 9pm on Monday 06 July.
The 16 year old victim was allegedly raped by her father after she requested for a driving lesson.
Limpopo police commissioner Nneke Ledwaba revealed that the case was opened on Monday 6 July 2020, 3 weeks after the rape took place.
The victim allegedly visited her father at Palesa Section, Namakgale on 13 June 2020 and requested him to train her on how to drive a motor vehicle. After the driving lessons, they reportedly went to Namakgale complex and then proceeded to the house at Palesa where the rape took place. The victim only opened the rape case yesterday, Monday 06 July 2020,” said Ledwaba.
“As the Province is currently fighting the scourge of Gender-Based Violence, incidents of this nature, where a man rapes his daughter and then goes on to commit horrendous crimes against the vulnerable members of the society, must be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” he concluded.
SAPS Limpopo spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the suspect worked at a local mining company and was being sought by members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit (FCS)>chaosafrica