Charles Sibanda and Julius Morifi Death – Authorities have identified the two Limpopo taxi drivers who were found dead, sprayed with bullets in Pienaarsrivier in the Waterberg District on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The bodies of the victim were found inside an idling sedan at the Pankop-Pienaarsrivier T-junction in the afternoon.
Authorities have identified the victims as Charles Sibanda, whose age is not yet known by police, and 50-year-old Julius Morifi. Provincial police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the duo had attended a funeral at a nearby village when they were attacked by unknown men.
Mojapelo said, “It is believed the two victims attended a funeral at Phake village and as they were driving back and approaching the said T-junction, their vehicle was apparently shot at many times by unknown suspects. The victims’ vehicle went through the intersection and stopped in the nearby bushes. “It is not clear at this stage how many suspects were involved and whether or not they were on foot or driving a motor vehicle.”
The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has urged community members to assist the investigators in providing valuable information that can lead to the apprehension of the assailants.