A Teenage Boy Has Been Arrested For The Murder Of Mapula Khune

He appeared at a Children's court today

By  | Mar 08, 2021, 04:53 PM  | Itumeleng Khune  | Drama

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The death of Itumeleng Khune's sister shocked the masses but developments in the case show the urgency to solve the case and help the family get justice. Mapula Khune lost her life during a home invasion which caused the room she was sleeping in to burn down. She reportedly got burnt beyond recognition at her grandmother’s house in Tshing, Extension 2, North West.

Read more: Update On Itumeleng Khune's Tragic Loss

According to police, this is now a case of murder and an additional charge of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm was added. Daily Sun  reported this after getting confirmation from the Ventersdorp police.

A 17-year-old is a suspect in this case and he got arrested on Friday, a day after her body was found. He was charged for the murder of Khune's 27-year-old sister Mapula Khune. The teenage boy appeared before the Ventersdorp Children’s Court today. A statement from the police as quoted by Daily Sun reads as follows;

“This comes after the 17-year-old boy was charged on Friday afternoon, 5 March 2021, in Ventersdorp, following the alleged murder of Khune. Police initially investigated an inquest, but after obtaining more information, the inquest was changed to murder.”

“Since Friday, additional cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) have been reported as community street patrollers and family members have allegedly been assaulting alleged perpetrators for the murder of Khune.”

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