Limpopo SAPS provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba has established a special task team to track down a suspect who attacked a family while they were sleeping in their home in Moteti C village outside Groblersdal on Friday.

Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo SAPS spokesperson said all the necessary and available resources have been mobilised to ensure the assailant is apprehended and brought to book.

Ngoepe said “It is alleged that a 58-year-old woman was fatally shot at her house by an unknown intruder who was wearing a balaclava. The intruder also continued to shoot her 21-year-old son and later raped her 31-year-old daughter”.

“The family was asleep when the suspect held the trio hostage and threatened the daughter with a sharp instrument if she did not leave with him, and she complied. Subsequently, the mother followed the suspect and the daughter but he took out a firearm and shot her several times throughout her body to death.”

The deceased woman’s son tried to intervene, but was also shot by the intruder. However, despite the gunshot wounds, he managed to run to safety.

Ngoepe also said “Afterwards, the suspect dragged the daughter to a secluded area and raped her before fleeing the scene. The suspect involved in this matter is still unknown and there is no arrest”.

Anyone with information that can assist the police to arrest the suspect may contact Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501 or Captain Elias Mashigoane on 083 363 9599 or 013 983 0161 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS App.