Ramotswedi Rammutla 07 March 2021
Mahikeng: As family, friends and residents in Ventersdorp are still grappling with the gruesome murder of Mapula Khune. What still remains a mystery is the reasons behind the act.The 27 years old Khune was found burned in a backroom at her home in Tshing Township.
The main suspect a 17 year old teenager will appear at the Ventersdorp Children’s Court today Monday, 08 March 2021. The teenager was arrested a day after the incident. According to reports by the South African Police Services, SAPS; “at around 05:00 on Thursday March 4th; neighbours saw smoke coming from the house in extension 2. Emergency services were called to the scene and latter discovered Khune’s charred body on her bed”. The police said in a statement that they had now officially changed the inquest charge to murder after obtaining further information.
The matter which caused a spiral of community unrest is still under investigation. It is also alledged that residents hunted down suspected perpetrators and assaulted them. “Additional cases of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm have been reported since Friday, as community street patrollers and family members have been assaulting alleged perpetrators for the murder of Khune”.