North West Premier Thandi Modise has called on members of the community to assist police in their investigation of the murder of a Lehurutshe woman who was killed after an alleged hijacking incident over the weekend
"We condemn in the strongest terms possible the murder of the woman and call on police not to leave any stone unturned to ensure that the person/s responsible for the gruesome murder are speedily arrested. The phenomenon of muti-killings should be stopped and the heartless criminals behind the wicked crime that is terrorising our rural communities removed from society," said Premier Modise
The woman was a passenger in car driven by a man on Saturday evening when they were allegedly attacked after someone threw a stone at the vehicle they were driving in. The driver had stopped to investigate but was forced into the boot by a man who was armed with a firearm .The assailant drove off with the woman passenger.
According to police the man reportedly managed to jump out of the boot while the vehicle was racing from the hijack scene and reported the incident to authorities.
Police recovered the abandoned vehicle on Sunday and found the woman's body with two bullet wounds in the bushes in the area .Her right eye and private parts were purportedly removed.
No one has thus far been arrested in the case of hijacking, kidnapping, and murder that police are investigating.