Mob kills man suspected of stealing TV

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Mob kills man suspected of stealing TV
VIGILANTISM: A mob of 15 people are being sought by cops after the killing of a man who was accused of stealing a TV in the Kwa-Mhlanga area. PICTURE BY Mpumalanga News

He was sleeping at his home at night when he met his brutal death.


The police in Vlakfontein have arrested three suspects, two of which are women, for the murder of a man killed after being accused of having stolen a TV set.

The police said the 23-year-old man was attacked by a mob of about 15 people who arrived at the man’s home in Vlakfontein Extension 3 after 1am on Wednesday 15 April 2020.

Two women, one aged 22 and the other one 37, were traced and arrested together with a 47-year-old man for the man’s murder.

His lifeless body was found hours later.

Police spokesman Sergeant Khalipha Mvula said a search at the killed man’s home was done by the mob but didn’t find anything but they allegedly proceeded to beat the man to death.

He was chained while the search was being conducted, Mvula said.

“On the same morning at around 7.30am, the deceased’s body was found lying in an open space and he was declared dead at the scene,” Mvula said.

“Preliminary investigations by police led to the arrest of the three suspects on Wednesday 15 April afternoon and they have been charged with murder,” said Mvula, adding the search for the other suspects is under way and more arrests are expected soon.

(edited by ZK)

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