Tebogo Msimanga |
The Police in Giyani opened a case of Murder following the brutal killing of a man by the community of Nkomo village on Tuesday 13 July 2021.
The victim, identified as Jabu Shilubane aged 32, was reportedly accused by the local community of stealing liquor from one of the Bottle Stores in the area during the night.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the victim was spotted by community members who blocked the road, pulled him out of his vehicle and drove it to the nearby sports ground. “They then allegedly started assaulting him and later burned him to death. They thereafter allegedly looted the liquor and also torched the deceased’s motor vehicle.”
Mojapelo further said the owner of the liquor outlet later opened a case of burglary business.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned this incident of mob justice and has warned communities to not take the law into their own hands.