Vigilante mob beat man to death

South African Police Service

Vigilante mob beat man to death
Vigilante mob beat man to death

The Police in Mokwakwaila are investigating a murder case resulted from a mob attack incident, wherein a 24-year-old man was assaulted with various objects until he died, allegedly by community members at Pelana Village, on Thursday 4 May 2023 at about 23:00.

It is reported that, Police received an alert about community members who were assaulting a person at the said village.

They quickly rushed to the scene together with emergency personnel and found the victim lying in a pool of blood with a severe injuries.

He was then rushed to local hospital where he died on arrival.

He was identified as Tshepo Mafa from Ga-Kuranta village.

The reason behind his attack and subsequent killing, is still not clear at this stage but further Police investigations will reveal.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Police Major General Jan Scheepers has warned community members against vigilantebehavior, which are still persistent in some parts of the province. He said “Police should be entrusted with any sort of information as they are trained to deal with criminals.”

Anyone with information that can assist the Police to arrest the suspects involved should contact Investigating Officer Sergeant Mapara Nakana on 0739768285 or crime stop number on 08600 10111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

The Police investigations are continuing.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service