The bodies of four men who were brutally murdered, were discovered by the police in Mooinooi on Sunday, 24 January. It is suspected that the murders might be linked to a series of house robberies in the area over the weekend.
According to Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, the police discovered the first body on Sunday night 21:45 after the police were called out to a scene in the Mamba Masimong area in Mooinooi. “The police found the body of 31-year-old Molapi Phiri with multiple stab wounds. According to reports, Phiri was allegedly overpowered by unknown suspects outside his house and was stabbed to death.”
About two hours later, the police were summoned to a second scene in the area where another three men were brutally killed. “The police found three unidentified male bodies with multiple stab and burn wounds outside a shack that was on fire. Prior to these alleged murders, three house robberies were allegedly committed between Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 January 2021,” he said.
The police are investigating four murder cases.
Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the killings and requested members of the community to come forward with information that can assist the police to solve these crimes. He said the murders were seemingly sparked by house robberies. He also urged the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, but to report all criminal acts to the police.