Mob justice: Suspects sought for gruesome killing, PE

South African Police Service

Mob justice: Suspects sought for gruesome killing, PE
Mob justice: Suspects sought for gruesome killing, PE

Bethelsdorp detectives are seeking suspects allegedly involved in the gruesome killing of a 24-year-old male from Booysens Park in Bethelsdorp.

It is alleged that on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, at about 20:45 police responded to a complaint of mob justice in Norkie Street in Booysens Park. On arrival, the naked body of an unknown male was lying in the street and the street was empty. He sustained a wound at the back of his head. A few metres away from him, ashes were smoldering. The deceased’s clothes were burnt off his body.

The deceased was later identified by his aunt as Athenkosi Fushane of Norkie Street.

A case of murder is under investigation and anyone who can assist police in tracing the suspects is asked to contact SAPS Bethelsdorp on 041 404 3005 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station.

All information is confidential and callers have the right to remain anonymous.

Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile has strongly condemned the attack and killing of Fushane. ‘Mob justice is not the solution and will not be tolerated. The community need to work with the police and to report all criminal behaviour to law enforcement and stop acts of vigilantism,’ warned Maj Gen Patekile.

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