The police at Masoyi have arrested an elderly couple aged between 75 and 80 on allegations of murdering their grandson. The arrest of the suspects came after community members accosted the couple and questioned them about the death of their 18 year old grandson.
Subsequent to the interrogation, the community members took the law into their own hands by setting the couple alight with tyres. Police were summoned to the scene and they rescued the victims, they (police) unearthed that the act by the community was sparked by the discovery of the body of the young man in the bushes not far from their house.
The elderly couple is currently in hospital under police guard where they are recuperating. Preliminary investigation suggested that the young man may have been poisoned. Two cases have been opened for investigation, one for murder (against the couple) as well as two counts of attempted murder (against the mob).
Police are currently looking for the suspects responsible for setting the couple alight. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation of these cases is urged to contact Detective Warrant Officer David Mathebula on 082 462 2416 or SAPS Crime Stop at 08600 10111.
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