Suspected thief beaten to death by mob, Monwabisi beach

South African Police Service

Suspected thief beaten to death by mob, Monwabisi beach
Suspected thief beaten to death by mob, Monwabisi beach

Harare SAPS members have made a swift breakthrough when they arrested three suspects after they were allegedly involved in a vigilantism murder.

The body of a 29-year-old male was found on Wednesday, 28 July 2021, in Baden Powell Road next to Monwabisi beach with multiple wounds all over the body.

Information received was that he was beaten to death by a group of people who accused him of stealing. Police immediately launched a manhunt for those who were allegedly involved with the assistance of informers. Two suspects were arrested a few hours after the incident and another in the early hours of 29 July 2021.

All three suspects aged 26, 28 and 39 were arrested and detained on charges of murder.

In a separate incident this morning at approximately 04:00, Harare SAPS members were conducting high density operation when they executed a search warrant in 34 Block Harare. Upon searching the premises the members recovered a Norinco pistol with an empty magazine. A 54-year-old suspect was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm after he could not produce a firearm license.

Harare police also recovered a Toyota Quantum that was reported as stolen in Bellville South in the early hours of Thursday morning. At approximately 06:50, police spotted the vehicle at the corners of N2 and Baden Powell with one occupant. After flagging down the vehicle, they arrested a 40-year-old male for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Meanwhile Harare SAPS detectives netted a total of 12 suspects when they were conducting a tracing operation for outstanding suspects. The arrests were made in the early hours with the execution of warrants of arrest ranging from attempted murder, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH), possession of drugs and contravention of a protection order.

All these suspects are due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on the mentioned charges once charged.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service