Three stoned to death and set alight – Limpopo

South African Police Service

Three stoned to death and set alight – Limpopo

POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal killing of three unknown people by the residents of Dithabeng village in gaMphahlele outside Lebowakgomo on 02 August 2019.

It all started on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, when nine (09) cattle were allegedly brought to the premises of a certain family in the area by a man from the adjacent village of Makurung for safety keeping until a trailer to transport them is organised.

On Friday, 02 August 2019, the same man came back driving a bakkie with a trailer and before he could take the cattle, community members mobilized and accosted a 46-year-old woman, whose premises was used to keep the said cattle, threatening to kill her. In the process she was let go after she managed to point out the person who brought the cattle. The already agitated community members allegedly grabbed the man and two others, stoned them and set them alight.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the nearest police or may call the toll free number 08600 10111.

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