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Libode police condemn mob justice after bodies of alleged stock thieves found

By Yolanda Palezweni - Aug 2, 2017
Libode police condemn mob justice after bodies of alleged stock thieves found

Police in Libode issued a stern warning to community members to not take the law into their own hands after four male bodies, aged between 30 and 55 years old, were found dumped at a nearby forest on Monday, with stab and gunshot wounds.

It is alleged that deceased were accused of being linked to stock theft in the Libode area and all were from the same locality.

“Libode SAPS are investigating murder dockets and members are currently at the locality tracing the suspects,” said police spokesperson, Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.

He added that the SAPS will not tolerate this behavior because revenge-seekers become criminals themselves and the SAPS will have no option, but to arrest them for their unlawful actions.

“It is very critical that the community members work with the SAPS and report criminals and criminal activities irrespective of the nature of the incident,” he said.