Article by: Lerato Sefako
Reports have emerged this evening that internationally recognised Ndebele Artist Esther Mahlangu was viciously attacked and robbed in her home, on the afternoon of Monday 21 March 2022 at her home in Nelspruit, in the Mpumalanga province.
The gruesome attack took place on a historic and highly commemorated holiday, known as Human Rights Day in South Africa.
According to an official statement released by the South African Police Services in Mpumalanga, it is confirmed that the well known artist was robbed of her personal firearm & an undisclosed amount of cash.
The statement reveals that Dr Esther Nostokana Mahlangu, a well-known Ndebele Artist, aged 87 was robbed of her personal firearm as well as undisclosed amount of cash. Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect following this house robbery incident which reportedly occurred on Saturday, 19 March 2022 around 15h00 at Siyabuswa near Kwamhlanga
According to reports Mahlangu was tied up and assaulted several times until she lost consciousness in the duration of the house robbery.
“Details of the said robbery indicate that on the said day the old woman, who was alone at the time was preparing to take a nap where she reportedly locked all doors of her house. Strangely, she noticed a man unknown to her inside the house. The man then allegedly grabbed her and punched her in the face before tying both her hands with a cable and tried to strangle her until she reportedly became unconscious” – SAPS
“The woman sustained some bruises on her face and the matter was reported to the police at Siyabuswa whereby a house robbery case was opened hence the manhunt. The suspect is still at large and police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect to call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous” – SAPS
No arrests have been reported to be made at this point.
Read full statement below: https://www.saps.gov.za/newsroom/msspeechdetail.php?nid=38802
This is a developing story…