POTCHEFSTROOM – The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended a team comprising of Crime Intelligence, Lomanyaneng, Sannieshof and Ngaka Modiri Molema District Detectives as well as Randfontein Flying Squad members for working tirelessly to ensure the arrest and detention of two suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a couple whose bodies were found in Dithakong East village this week.
The suspects; two males aged, 25 and 26, were arrested on Thursday, 23 June 2022, in Randfontein and Setlopo village, Mahikeng respectively. In addition, the boyfriend’ stolen Toyota Quantum minibus was found with parts stripped off in Lenasia, Gauteng Province.
The lifeless bodies of Macdonald Stevens (48) and his girlfriend, Baitibadi Maduna (42) were found in the bushes in Dithakong East village on Sunday, 19 and Tuesday, 21 June 2022, respectively. It was established during investigation that the girlfriend’s body was found with some body parts missing.
The couple was reported missing to the police on Sunday, 19 June 2022. It was reported that the couple was last seen alive on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at the boyfriend’s place in Mapetla Section, Setlopo village.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrates’ Court in Mmabatho on Monday, 27 June 2022, on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of murder and carjacking.
The Provincial Commissioner applauded the team for their dedication and indicated that no stone will be left unturned to get to the bottom of this incident and that alleged perpetrators face the full might of the law.