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Police warn against mob killings following incident at Ngqeleni

Jul 13, 2018
Police warn against mob killings following incident at Ngqeleni

Police  have issued a stern warning to communities against mob justice after a 39-year-old man was brutally assaulted and killed by unknown people at Lujecweni locality, in Ngqeleni, on Thursday evening.

"We condemn and discourage the acts of mob killings. People must not take law into their own hands. Anyone that is suspected to have committed an offence should be brought to us and face the law however, we will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to book," warned Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.

The incident happened at about 17:00.

"The deceased was brought to the local chief's place by local men, who picked him up and the chief informed the police," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The motive for his killing is unknown at this stage."

She said that investigations are continuing and police urge anyone with information to contact D /Lt Colonel Nodlabi on 0798900806 or may contact Crime Stop Line on 0860 10111 and confidentiality is guaranteed.