On Sunday, North West police confirmed the arrest of a 17-year-old boy for the murder of Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune’s sister.

The boy was arrested on Friday afternoon as reported by Provincial police spokesperson Col Adéle Myburgh in Ventersdorp.

This was after the severely burnt body of 27-year-old Mapula “Meiki” Khune who was found on top of her bed at the family home on Thursday.

Myburgh revealed that the neighbours hurriedly notified the emergency services at around 5am after noticing smoke coming from the house in extension 2 in Tshing.

“Only the back room was damaged during the fire. Police initially investigated an inquest, but after obtaining more information, the inquest was changed to murder,” Myburgh said.

Additional cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) since Friday have been reported as community street patrollers and family members have been assaulting alleged perpetrators for the murder of Khune, Myburgh said.

On Monday,the youth is expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Children’s Court.

Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Sello Kwena explained how the police will continue to work extra hard to make sure that the most vulnerable are safe and he condemned the reported incidents of violence.

Kwena urged the community members to allow the law solve their problems and not take the matters into their own hands.

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