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Community speaks out in shock and fear after attack on Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu

Community speaks out in shock and fear after attack on Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu

Police are searching for the criminal who assaulted world famous Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu during an armed robbery at her home.

South African artist Esther Mahlangu, 81, gestures at her home in Mabhoko village, Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga on March 6, 2017. Photo: GULSHAN KHAN / AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Mpumalanga Prime Minister Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has said they are looking at all possibilities as police search for the criminal who assaulted world-renowned Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu during an armed robbery in his home.

The prime minister led a delegation to Mahlangu’s home in Siyabuswa after she was attacked over the weekend.

The attacker, who is still at large, punched 87-year-old Mahlangu in the face, tied her hands with a cable and strangled her until she lost consciousness.

He fled with cash and Mahlangu’s gun in a safe.

The incident shocked the country and left many older people in the community wondering about their own safety.

A friend and relative of Mahlangu said the police needed to start being more visible in and around the community.

They said the house had security cameras and an electric fence that was broken,

Elderly neighbors in the community said it was shameful that Mahlangu had been attacked.



Community speaks out in shock and fear after attack on Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu

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