The South African police services in Mpumalanga have put up a reward of R50 000 to anyone with information about the Suspect who robbed and attacked at world renowned artist Esther Mahlangu at her residential place in Weldervrede near Siyabuswa on Saturday, 19 March 2022 around 15:00.
It is said that the 87 year old was assaulted and strangled where her hands were tied with a cord. The suspect then searched her bedroom and took a safe containing a 7. 65 mm pistol as well as an undisclosed amount of cash and bundles of keys then fled the scene.
The icon was left helpless and she sustained some injuries on her face but was later found by her granddaughter who alerted neighbours.
Police at Siyabuswa were then notified and a robbery case was opened where a manhunt was launched for the unknown suspect hence an offer of a reward.
The police in Mpumalanga have since called on for anyone with information to come forward or call Colonel Ernest Maoka at 082 318 9843 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
It is also said that all the information that is received will be kept confidential.