Daveyton mob justice murder, two arrested

South African Police Service

Daveyton mob justice murder, two arrested
Daveyton mob justice murder, two arrested

A high level task team established by the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange on her visit to Daveyton a day ago, has thus far effected two arrests linked to the murder of a 19 year old victim. The deceased was on Wednesday 15 August 2018 assaulted, stabbed and shot at outside his house by a group of community members, and he was declared dead on the scene.

A weapon linked to this murder has been recovered, while police are on the look-out for the firearm.

Police are also looking to arrest more suspects linked to this murder as well as a case of attempted murder after a second 19 year old was, on the same day, rescued by police when a splinter group attempted to set him alight outside a primary school in the area.

The victim suffered superficial burns and is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

It is alleged that a group of community members accused five young males including the deceased, of being responsible for street and house robberies in the area. However, police can confirm that there is no record of complaints or previous cases opened at least against the two victims.

Police also wish to clarify that the images on social media depicting a person being burnt with a tyre around his body, are not linked in any manner, to the Daveyton incidents.

People should refrain from stirring up tensions through the irresponsible and malicious circulating of false information.

In the same manner, people should report crime to police and not take the law into their hands.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service