An eldery couple was murdered in their home in Tinmyne in Limpopo on Friday, police said.
Superintendent Ronel Otto said the couple, a man aged 70 and his wife, 54, were out in town when two men arrived at their house in Tinmyne near Mokopane at around noon on Friday.
"The suspects overpowered two workers on the property, forced them into the house and tied them up," said Otto.
When the couple returned, they were severely assaulted with stones. The couple was allegedly beaten to death and left their bodies were left in a patch of grass next to their house.
"The suspects ransacked the house and fled in the couple's red Mercedes Benz."
The vehicle was later found burnt out next to a road, 20 km from the house.
The two workers succeeded in freeing themselves and walked approximately 2km to the Tinmyne Police Station to request assistance. "The Police request anybody who might have seen the suspects driving around in the car and who can provide more information, to contact their nearest police station," said Otto.
|Address:||Tinmyne in Limpopo|
|Crime Date/Time:||19 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM|
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|Reported Date:||21 Feb 2010, 09:02 AM|