Teenager due in court for murder of Khune’s sister

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Teenager due in court for murder of Khune’s sister | News Article

A 17-year-old teenage boy is due in the Ventersdorp Children's Court in the North West for allegedly murdering the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's sister in Tshing.

Police spokesperson, Adéle Myburgh, says the 17-year-old boy was arrested on Friday 5 March 2021 in Ventersdorp, following the alleged murder of the 27-year-old Mapula Khune. Mapula’s body was discovered severely burnt on top of her bed in a backroom in Extension 2 in that area. Myburgh says the neighbours reported seeing smoke coming from a house in Tshing in that area and the Emergency Services were called. They forced entry into a back room and found Mapula’s body.

“Only the back room was damaged during the fire. Police initially investigated an inquest, but after obtaining more information, the inquest was changed to murder. Since Friday, additional cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) have been reported as community street patrollers and family members have allegedly been assaulting alleged perpetrators for the murder of Khune,” she adds.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Sello Kwena, has lauded police for their speedy response that ensured the apprehension of the perpetrator within one day after committing the alleged murder. 

“Police will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable and condemned the incidents of violence reported,” added Kwena. He further cautioned members of the community to not take the law into their own hands, but co-operate with the police in order to ensure that justice is served as prescribed by law.  

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