Tebogo Msimanga |
The Police in Maake outside Tzaneen have launched a manhunt for the suspects who allegedly stoned a 43-year old man to death and set him alight at Bismarck village on Sunday morning.
The attackers also damaged his properties, including a house and motor vehicles and went on to torch the house belonging to another person.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the deceased was allegedly at home when a group of about six men arrived and started to assault him and damaging his house, furniture and two vehicles. “They thereafter, took him to the nearby bushes and jointly with other community members, stoned and set him alight. He died on the scene.”
Mojapelo added that the crowd reportedly moved to the house of another person and when they could not find him, they torched his house.
Limpopo Police Commissioner General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned these incidents and has directed that the suspects must be hunted down and brought to book.
Mojapelo said the deceased has been identified as Ngoako Thomas Pilusa
Anyone with information that can assist the police in the investigations is requested contact Lieutenant Colonel Theo Mans on 079 875 757.