Four arrested after Limpopo mob killings

Four arrested after Limpopo mob killings

Police in Magatle near Lebowakgomo have arrested four people aged between 24 and 55 who were allegedly part of a group of community members who killed two suspected stock thieves and seriously injured two others, Limpopo police said on Saturday.

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The arrests followed a mob killing which occurred when two suspected criminals were “brutally killed” and two others were seriously injured by the mob at Bolahlakgomo village in the Magatle area near Lebowakgomo, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said.

“It is alleged that members of the community in that village got information that there are four suspects in the nearby bushes trying to steal the stock, where they immediately mobilised themselves and proceeded to the said place.

“On arrival, they attacked all the four suspects with various objects, including stones and wooden sticks, killing two of them instantly and the other two were conveyed to the hospital upon the arrival of the police.”

More arrests were expected and the arrested people would appear in the Magatle Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Police investigations were continuing, Ngoepe said.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Lt-Col William Ramokhobedu at 082-499-8389 or crime stop number 08600-10111, or the crime line sms 32211, or the nearest police station.

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