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SAPS boss condemns killing of Mbizana chief by mob, suspects in court

Aug 28, 2018
SAPS boss condemns killing of Mbizana chief by mob, suspects in court

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, says she has noted with concern the mob attack and vigilantism, which took place on Sunday in Dindini Location A/A, Mbizana.

"It is alleged that the deceased person was an interim chief in the area and that a group of people marched to his homestead after holding a meeting. The chief was severely attacked and his home set alight," described police spokesperson, Colonel Michelle Matroos.

"Six suspects, aged between 28 and 57 years old were arrested soon after the incident and will appear on Tuesday in the Mbizana magistrate’s court on charges of murder and malicious damage to property."

The Provincial Commissioner has condemned this cruel attack.

"Taking the law into one’s hands is a serious contravention of the laws of the country and is condemned in the most strongest terms. These senseless acts must cease and those who continue to ignore our warnings will be dealt with harshly and without concession," added Lt Gen Ntshinga.

The reason and motive behind this gruesome attack forms part of the investigation.

"I call upon the members of the community to remain calm and allow the law to take its course."