Monday, November 25, signified the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It is a period where people unite against the brutal violence shown towards women.
However, this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence has started on a brutal note. On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Limpopo police confirmed the fatal stabbing of a Capricorn TVET College student.
An unknown assailant stabbing 21-year-old Precious Ramabulana, to death at approximately 2.30 am on Sunday morning, November 24.
Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo says the young woman was allegedly sleeping in her rented room at ga-Joel Section, Mokomene, when the incident took place. The perpetrator apparently gaining access to her room through a window.
Brigadier Mojapelo claims the attacker stabbed her several times, before fleeing the scene.
A neighbour contacted the SAPS, after hearing the woman’s frantic screams. Upon arriving at the scene, her body was found in a pool of blood. The motive for the attack is unclear at this point of time, says Brigadier Mojapelo.
It is alleged that the deceased was asleep in her rented room at ga-Joel Section in Mokomene when the suspect gained entry through the window and started attacking her. He then stabbed her several times and fled the scene,” he said.
The SAPS cannot confirm reports that Precious had also been raped during the horrific attack.
With investigations now underway, Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba says the killer will be hunted down and face the consequences of his actions.
Anyone with information on the attack can call Crime Stop at 086 001 0111, Or alternatively contact the nearest police station.