Police hunt for Limpopo farm murder suspects

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POLOKWANE – Police in Zebediela near Mokopane have launched a manhunt for unknown armed suspects who robbed and killed a farmer and his wife at Kalkpoort Game Farm in the early hours of Sunday morning, Limpopo police said.

“It is alleged that the couple, aged 66 and 69, were asleep at the farm when these suspects broke the door of their bedroom and entered. They held both of them hostage at gunpoint and ransacked the house,” Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said.

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Police say the suspects later shot and killed the couple before fleeing the scene.

Family members discovered the bodies of the murdered couple around 9am and summoned police.

At this stage it's not clear what has been stolen. The assailants were unknown and no arrests have yet been made , Ngoepe said, adding that investigations were continuing.

Anyone with information which could lead to the arrest of the killers is being asked to contact Lt-Col Sekanka at 082-565-8505, or the nearest police station or the crime stop number 08600-10111 or the crime line sms 32211.