Suspects appearing in court for allegedly beating three men to death

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Polokwane arrested two suspects for three counts of murder and assault. This follows an incident that occurred on 14 February 2023 in which four men were allegedly stripped naked and severely sjamboked in Polokwane, after they were accused by a group of vigilantes of robbery.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said one of the victims succumbed to the injuries soon after he was admitted in hospital. “The second victim died after four days and the third after nine days”.

Mojapelo added that the video showing the four naked men that were visibly severely assaulted went viral on social media and the Police soon thereafter launched an investigation.

Meanwhile, Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe welcomed the arrest of the suspects as this will send a clear message to other vigilante groups that the Police are determined to act against anyone who takes the law into their own hands. More arrests are possible as Police investigations continue.

The suspects are expected to appear in Polokwane magistrate court on Thursday, 09 March 2023.

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