POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered the implementation of the 72 hours activation plan to hunt down the suspects who brutally killed three men during an incident of mob justice that took place at Ga-Maila a Mapitsana under Sekhukhune policing area today, Monday 24 January 2022.
Community members of this village allegedly kidnapped four men just after midnight today and accused them of stealing their livestock. They then killed three of the men, using an assortment of hard objects. The fourth victim managed to escape from the mob unhurt.
The deceased were identified as Jikisa Phokane aged 50, Kwena Makwana aged 70 and Sedibana Makwana, age not yet determined.
“A Team of investigators has already been assembled and all the relevant resources and the neighbouring police stations in the Sekhukhune District have been activated to assist in the hunt”, said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
“These acts of vigilantism and lawlessness will not be tolerated and the Police will not rest until all the perpetrators are brought to book.” Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel Mahlathini Ngele on 082 573 3645, the Crime Stop number 0860010111, MySAPSApp or the nearest police.