The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba strongly condemns acts of mob attacks and killings which are still prevalent in some areas in this Province.
This condemnation follows the incident which occurred in Tshamahansi Matjeke village in Mahwelereng Policing precinct outside Mokopane where a group of community members torched a shop and a motor vehicle.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 during the night, three suspects attacked the local shop demanding money and subsequently, the shop owner was stabbed with a sharp instrument. The landlord (47) arrived for intervention and allegedly shot one of the suspects to death.
Within a short space of time, the local community mobilized and started looting this shop and later burned it together with the owner’s car before they fled the scene.
The Police were summoned to the scene, rescued the shop owner and started with their initial investigations.
Cases of business robbery, arson and malicious damage to property were opened against the mob. A separate case of murder was also opened and the shop owner is still being processed accordingly.
Members of the community who are still perpetrating this type crimes are going to be dealt with harshly and without compromise, concluded General Ledwaba.
Source: South African Police Service