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Heartbreak after man hacks cop to death, puts rape victim in hospital

Officer was helping teen who claimed her uncle violated her, when the latter allegedly cornered them

Peter Ramothwala

A Limpopo police officer was cornered and hacked to death with a panga when he accompanied a rape victim to fetch her belongings from her alleged attacker’s house.

The suspect, believed to be the 17-year-old victim’s uncle, allegedly attacked the officer with the panga and then turned on his niece who is now fighting for her life in hospital.

National police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo said WO Thinandavha Mudau, 57, attached to the Thohoyandou’s family, child protection and sexual offences unit, had arrived at his office where he was met by the teenager who alleged she was raped by her uncle...

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