Foreigner killed in a mob justice attack

The boss of the police in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers, strongly disapproves of the killing of two unidentified men in attacks where people took the law into their own hands with mob justice.

One incident happened at Ivy Park in Capricorn District, and the other at Seokodibeng village in Sekhukhune District.

In the first case, on Monday, January 15, 2024, the police in Westernburg got a call about an African man found injured and lying in the street at Ivypark, Polokwane. Sadly, upon arrival emergency responders confirmed that the man had died.

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Mob justice kills foreigner

The second incident occurred on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, around 1:00 PM, in Seokodibeng village, Fetakgomo. Here, the lifeless body of another unknown man, believed to be a foreigner, was discovered on the street. He had burn wounds and other injuries.

The reasons behind these incidents of mob justice are currently unknown, and the police are actively investigating both cases.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner has ordered an immediate inquiry into these murders.

“We strongly condemn acts of vigilantism and therefore appeal to communities not to commit these acts. The law will deal decisively with those who commit such acts, “said General Scheepers

Anyone with information that can assist in identifying the deceased or assist police with  investigations can contact Westernburg Investigating Officer Sergeant Edwin Mantsha on 069 464 7630 and Mecklenburg Branch Commander Lieutenant Colonel Livingstone Mulaudzi on 082 414 3070 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest police station or use MySAPS App.


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