The joint Team of detectives from the Provincial Office and the Waterberg District is still hard at work tracing the remaining suspects involved in the attack and robbery at the Lephalale Mayor’s house on Sunday, 14 February, at about 20:00.
The Police are calling upon Nthabiseng Rosina Lerumo, (46) from Gauteng Province to come to Lephalale Police Station or go to the nearest station to assist with investigations in this matter.
The first two arrested suspects in this matter, Joao Antonio Lucas (38) and Portia Kgama (34), have already appeared before the Phalala magistrate court outside Lephalale on 15 April.
Joao Antonio Lucas who is still expected to go and appear in several magistrate courts in the KwaZulu-Natal Province on similar offences, was denied bail and his case was postponed to 31 May 2021 for further police investigations.
Meanwhile, the second suspect Portia Kgama was also remanded in custody for bail application and for further police investigations.
It is alleged that four unknown armed men accompanied by two women driving with three cars, stopped at the gate of the Mayor’s house and asked the security guard to see the Mayor, but before he could respond, they attacked him, entered the house and also tied everybody inside before they ransacked the entire house.
Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abondoned along Lebu Road in the Tom Burke policing area outside Lephalale.
These suspects dissappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car. The security guard was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment with serious injuries.
During the arrest, one of the cars used by the suspects on the day of the incident, a VW Polo was seized.
A manhunt for the remaining accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329 or the crime stop number 086 001 0111 or the nearest police Station or MySAPSApp.