Youth dies in mob attack

2012-01-05 07:00

A 20-year-old man died in Lebowakgomo hospital after he was beaten by a crowd that accused him of stealing from a shop.

Dumi Phasha was severely beaten by community members just before midnight on Tuesday at a shop in Tsoaing village in Ga-Mphahlele, said the police’s Captain Mamphaswa Seabi.

The youth was taken to hospital, but died yesterday around 8am.

Seabi said police were investigating a case of murder.

“As police we would like to urge our communities not to take the law into their own hands but detain the suspects until the police arrive,” he said.

No arrests had been made overnight.


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