POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA– Six people have been burnt beyond recognition
when a bus transporting workers of the Modikwa Platinum Mine to work was allegedly petrol-bombed Monday night at Driekop village outside Burgersfort in Limpopo province, about 150 kilometres southeast of this provincial capital.
Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said Tuesday that the suspects and the motive for the incident are unknown.
Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned in the strongest possible terms the gruesome incident in which six people were burnt beyond recognition,” he said.
“After the bus was petrol bombed at Driekop village, a provincial task team has been assembled to track down the killers. A reward of 500,000 Rand (about 42,000 US dollars) is offered for any valuable information that leads to the possible arrest and the conviction of people responsible for this horrific incident.
Residents of Driekop Village have urged the police to step up investigations into the attack, which left 28 people injured, apart from the six killed.
Some community members say the incident has shocked them. We are unhappy about this horrific incident. It is unacceptable for people to die like this and we will work with the police to ensure the suspects are arrested. It is the first time something like this happens in our area and we are scared. The police must do all they can to arrest the suspects.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK