Mob justice: Three murder suspects stoned and burnt to death

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Mob justice: Three murder suspects stoned and burnt to death
Mob justice: Three murder suspects stoned and burnt to death

The South African Police Service in Mphephu outside Thohoyandou have launched a massive manhunt for a group of suspects who have attacked and killed three people on the morning of 7 December 2018.

It is alleged that there was a fight that occurred at a beer hall in Ha-Mulelu village and later, a 22 year old man was found lying dead in a pool of blood.

Subsequent to this death, members of the community mobilized each other and started hunting down those who are accused in the killing of this person until they captured three of them. They took them back to the spot where this person was killed, stoned them and burned all of them to death.

The process of identifying the three deceased is still unfolding. Four cases of murder were opened for further police investigations. The suspects involved in this incident are still unknown and there is no arrest yet.

Anyone with information which can assist in the arrest of the suspects involved in this matter, may contact the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned the recurring incidents of mob attacks and killings that are still prevalent in some parts of the Province with the strongest terms.

Members of community are warned to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, “The Police must be given a space to deal with any criminal act without them resorting to violence which is totally uncalled for, ” Concluded General Ledwaba.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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