The victim, Ms Ivy Khumbelo Sigidi. Photo supplied.

Female security guard shot dead on her way home


A 36-year-old female security guard from Tshino Ndiitwani outside Vuwani was shot and killed on her way back from work on Friday, 16 February, at around 21:00. The incident happened at a soccer field, approximately 100 metres away from her house.

Local residents apparently heard the sound of a gunshot and screaming, prompting them to gather at the scene. A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said they were shocked to find her dead while wearing her uniform. “A bakkie fled the scene after she was shot. The killings happening in our community are very concerning, and most of them occur during load shedding,” said the witness.

She was later identified as Ivy Khumbelo Sigidi. She leaves behind two children, a boy (10) and a girl (13).

The police at Vuwani have launched a manhunt for the suspect(s) following the shooting. The SAPS’s spokesperson in Limpopo, Lt-Col Malesela Ledwaba, said a preliminary investigation had revealed that the deceased was coming from work at a local retail store when she was shot and killed by an unknown suspect(s). “The police opened a case of murder. The motive behind the incident is currently unknown but will be determined by further investigation. The police investigation is still ongoing,” said Ledwaba.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved should contact Detective Sergeant Dovhani Sadiki on 083 872 5529, the crime stop number on 08600 10111, the nearest police station, or the MySAPS app.


News - Date: 23 February 2024

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Thembi Siaga

Thembi Siaga started as an intern during 2021. He assisted with video photography and editing. He also produced numerous small documentaries, focusing on the Vhembe region and its people. Currently he works as a freelance journalist, covering stories in the Elim area.

Thembi studied at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he completed his diploma in Journalism in 2021.