Five people burnt to death in mob justice

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has assembled a high-level team of investigators to work around the clock in hunting down the suspects who brutally killed four people and burned their bodies during a vigilante incident at Majeje village outside Phalaborwa on Thursday 09 June 2022.

The victims were accused by community members of having committed a business robbery and murder which took place earlier in the morning in which a foreign national, identified as Asanap Aneso aged 25, was allegedly gunned down in his Tuckshop and also robbed of an undisclosed amount of money at Majeje village.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said preliminary reports indicate that three suspects entered the Easy Tuck shop, pointed firearms at the owner and demanded money. “One of the suspects then shot him dead and all three fled the scene after taking the money. Community members chased the suspects down, cornered and stoned them. They thereafter burned their bodies”.

Mojapelo said cases of business robbery and five counts of murder have been opened and the hunt for the suspects is underway.

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