Twelve suspects arrested for brutal killing of two brothers in Limpopo

Twelve suspects arrested for brutal killing of two brothers in Limpopo
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POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba today attended court at Motetema during the appearance of 12 suspects arrested for the brutal murder of two brothers during the incident of mob justice at Letebejane village under Rakgoadi policing area in the Groblersdal Cluster.

The incident took place on 27 January 2020 during which the two brothers were accused by the community of being responsible for the disappearance of a 23-year-old Peter Phahlamohlaka who went missing when they were fishing in the Olifants (Lepelle) river on 13 June 2019.

The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping, two counts of murder, malicious damage to property and tempering with essential infrastructure. They were all remanded in custody until 13 February 2020.

The Provincial Commissioner then proceeded to Moutse Community Radio Station where he talked to community members about the dangers of engaging in mob justice, vigilantism, violent protests and people taking the law into their own hands.

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