Police in Polokwane, Limpopo, have launched a manhunt for a mob that allegedly attacked and killed a Continuing Education and Training (FET) educator suspected of stealing goats.
According to Limpopo Police Spokesman Lt Col Mamphaswa Seabi, a mob attacked the educator at around 8am on Saturday in Lebowakgomo police area. Mphahlele Village. The victim’s vehicle was stopped by a mob who pulled him from his vehicle,” Seabi said.
He said the educator was allegedly severely assaulted and burned along with his vehicle after being suspected of having a cattle theft.
“Police were called to the scene and found a burned out bakkie and the victim burned beyond recognition a few yards from the vehicle. The goats that are believed to have been stolen were not found at the scene.”
According to police, the deceased was originally from KwaZulu-Natal and lived in Lebowakgomo Zone A.
Seabi Die said Police investigations continue.
Police have warned community members not to take the law into their own hands, but to turn suspects over to police for investigation and prosecution.
“A manhunt has taken place has been launched for the suspects and anyone with information that may lead to their arrest is asked to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Makadani, on 072 029 7499, Crime Stop on 0860 0 10111, the nearest police station or via the My SAPSApp ,” Seabi said.
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