North West premier Supra Mahumapelo on Monday, called for a speedy police investigation into the murder of farmer in Litchtenburg.
“We must never allow these criminal acts to define how we should live in our province. We call on our police to hunt and capture these criminals, so as the deceased’s family can find closure,” he said.
North West police said the 46-year-old farmer was shot dead allegedly by three men on Friday, at Habernia Farm near Lichtenburg.
“According to information at our disposal the three suspects were driving an unknown vehicle approached [and] the son. It is alleged that the armed suspects instructed the victim to go inside the house pointing him with firearm,” said Colonel Emelda Setlhako.
Inside the house they found his 75-year-old mother, they tied their hands with electric wire and demanded money.
“It is alleged that the perpetrators shot the son on the head and he died at the scene and they ran away. It is alleged that the mother managed to call for help and one of the workers untie her and they called the police. At this stage we cannot confirm what was stolen from the house. Investigation continues,” she said.
Mahumapelo further called on people of the North West to support the Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal programmed aimed to bring communities together.
“We also call on our people to support the Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal – RHR programme of the province which amongst others is intended to bring all communities together, including farmers and farm workers, to deal with the injustices of the past, this in an effort to reconcile and instil peace among the residents of Bokone Bophirima [North West].”