The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma is making a plea to the community not to take the law into their own hands, no matter how emotional or strongly they may feel about a particular matter.
General Zuma’s plea comes as a result of sporadic incidents that take place from time to time in the Acornhoek Cluster. The latest incident took place at Zoeknog Trust, in Acornhoek where a 31 year old man was gruesomely murdered and his body burnt to ashes.
On Saturday, 13 January 2018, members of the local police station received information that a man was being burned at the above mentioned place and they promptly responded only to find that the victim was already burnt to ashes. He was a suspect in a murder case wherein a 16 year old girl was allegedly raped before being stabbed to death on Monday, 07 January 2018.
The Provincial Commissioner urged members of the community to cooperate with the police and courts in ensuring that criminals are removed from society and sent away.
“I hereby make an earnest appeal to our people to cooperate with the Criminal Justice System by reporting criminals and making statements to the police so that criminals may be sentenced accordingly”, said the General.
Subsequent to the brutal murder of the man, police have registered a murder case for investigation and request the community to work closely with them in terms of submitting information that may assist in the prosecution of those responsible.
Anyone with information may please contact Lieutenant Sipho Nkambule at 082 469 1031 or the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
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