Woman, girl found murdered in Ermelo

They were found murdered in unrelated cases.

The police in Ermelo are looking for suspects who murdered a 59-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl.

Identified as Anna Lisaia Ntuli, the 59-year-old was found in the bushes of the Ermelo township of Nyibe on Tuesday night this week.

Police investigators say it looks like she was strangled then dumped in the bush.

Dimpho Malevu, who attended Laerskool Ermelo, was from the Ermelo township of Phumula and was reported missing on 29 July 2018 by her parents.

A day later, the 13-year-old was found murdered, dumped in an open field in the Ermelo area on the Hendrina Road.

Anyone with information regarding Mama Ntuli’s murder should call the cops on 017 819 2321 or 082 373 8389. For Dimpho, call investigators on 071 819 2331or 082 373 8389.

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Mbombela man in court for shooting wife, mom-in-law

He had been on the run until his arrest this week.

A 44-year-old man made a brief appearance at the Kabokweni Magistrates Court for the murder of his wife and mother-in-law.

The 39-year-old wife and his 54-year-old mom were shot dead allegedly by the man at the mother-in-law’s house.

His name is Mhlolo Ngomane and will return to court on 12 April 2018 for formal bail application.

Police spokesmanColonel Mtsholi Bhembe said the incident happened on 29 March 2018 and since then the man has been in hiding.

He was arrested on 3 April 2018 following a tip-off and is facing two counts of murder.

“The alleged murder firearm was handed over to the police by a relative,” Bhembe said.

Police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma thanked the community for alerting the cops of his whereabouts.

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“People, where’s your humanity?” Police react to body parts scourge

An amount of R20 000 is being offered by the cops to anyone with information.

Mpumalanga police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma has asked the whereabouts of our humanity as people, killing each other for body parts.

Zuma reacts as people living with albinism in the Mpumalanga province now live in fear for their lives following the murder of 13-year-old Gabisile Shabane of eMalahleni and the violation of the corpse of Xolani Mkhize from Mbombela.

Mkhize has been suffering from cancer and died in the first week of March 2018 but after being buried at the Tekwane North cemetery, thugs came and cut off parts from it.

Legs and hands were chopped off and will apparently be used for muti.

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Zuma has described these acts as “heartless” as well as “barbaric and evil”.

These gruesome acts,” Zuma said, “are a violation of the basic human right to life and are unethical, unacceptable and disgusting.

“Attacking human beings is tantamount to attacking the state and its consequences are dire,” he warned.

“We will not hesitate to act against anyone threatening or putting others’ lives at peril, without fear, favour or prejudice, said the provincial commissioner.

Five people have since been arrested for the murder of Gabisile who was kidnapped from her home on the Sunday night of 28 January 2018.

In the Mkhize matter, the police are offering a reward of R20 000 and community members should call082 469 1478 or 076 475 7583 if they have any information about the suspects who “violated the grave”.

In separate incidents, the police have since arrested –

– Three suspected who were found with the remains of a 65-year-old woman at Clewer near eMalahleni. But one of them collapsed and died while in police custody in the area and the cops are investigating the cause of death.

– Six men, among them clergy men and traditional healers, who have been handed down a life sentence for the kidnapping and murder a 6-year-old girl in Malelane.

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Cops arrest man in Ermelo school girl murder

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged for the murder of a16-year-old girl in Mpumalanga.

The stripped body of the child was found next to the MpumalangaStadium in Ermelo’s Wesselton township last week Saturday morning.

The hunt for her killer began afterwards and the man was arrested on Wednesday.

Captain Carla Prinsloo of the Ermelo police said the man, who remainsin custody, was charged with both murder and rape and will return nextweek Thursday (25 August) to the Ermelo Magistrates Court for formalbail application.


Prinsloo thanked the community of Wesselton township for informationthat led to the arrest of the suspected man.

He added police were able to identify the girl and found her family.

“She lived with only her grand-mother. It’s an unfortunate situation,”Prinsloo said.

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Mpumalanga: Another body of murdered girl is found

Another body of a murdered school girl in Mpumalanga has been found.Secunda police reported finding another stripped and dumped body of a11-year-old girl in eMbalenhle township at the same time as Ermelocops reporting finding a body of a 16-year-old murdered girl at theWesselton township.

Captain Magonseni Nkosi of Secunda cops said the child disappeared onthe Thursday afternoon of the past week after she knocked off fromschool and was found dead in eMbalenhle’s Extension 17 the next day by the residents who alerted them.

On Tuesday, the police in Ermelo said they wanted to identify a bodyof a 16-year-old girl who was found murdered in a ditch near Wesseltontownship’s Mpumalanga Stadium on Saturday morning in order to find herfamily.

“We are investigating a case of murder and no arrests have been madeyet,” said Nkosi, adding the girl had bruises to her face and theysuspect she died after being strangled.

A suspect, a convicted murderer who was out on parole, has been arrested and appeared in the Ermelo magistrates court on Thursday after members of the community informed the police of the suspects whereabouts.

Anyone with information should contact Ermelo police investigators on082 373 8389/ 079 891 4813 and Secunda on 082 922 9757.

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