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Public cautioned against mob justice

Police have confirmed the death of a 23-year-old Moshupa man who was allegedly killed by an angry mob at Senthumule ward in Mogoditshane on Sunday.

An incensed mob allegedly apprehended the man upon suspicion that he had stolen from a motor vehicle the previous night.

It is alleged the victim identified the suspect and people chased after him and attacked him.

He was taken to the hospital where the doctors certified him dead.

Assistant Police Commissioner Dipheko Motube confirmed the incident but condemned members of the public for the mob attack.

He warned the public to desist from taking law into their hands.

Motube said the police appreciate the partnership they have with the community on crime prevention but said in any given situation they should hand the suspects to the police instead of killing them.

“It is a serious crime more so that the suspect lost his life. He is a well-known suspect linked to a series of stealing from motor vehicles, house breakings and robberies that occurred in Mogoditshane area. We haven’t arrested anyone in connection with his death. The investigations are ongoing and those who have a hand in his murder will face the full weight of the law. We managed to locate his family, his body is lying at the mortuary awaiting postmoterm,” said Motube.

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