400 men met before Khutsong killings

By Drum Digital
05 November 2013

About 400 men, believed to be Khutsong residents, held a meeting to discuss gangsterism before six people were killed.

About 400 men, believed to be Khutsong residents, held a meeting to discuss gangsterism before six people were killed on Sunday.

The men separated into different groups.

One group attacked a 61-year-old traditional healer, and set him and his house alight. The man died on the scene.

Other groups from the meeting targeted two young men, allegedly members of a gang, who were assaulted and set alight. They also died at the scene.

Two other alleged gang members were stoned. One died on the scene and the other died in hospital.

The body of a sixth man was found on Sunday night. He had been set alight.

Four of the six bodies were identified as James Magagula, 61, Mojalefa Maleho, 23, Makume Makume and Akhona Ngwati.

The identities of the other two men killed had not yet been released.

Gauteng police say the investigation into the killing of six people, is continuing.

Brigadier Neville Malila said no one had been arrested in connection with the crimes, which happened on Sunday.

"We are still appealing to the community to come forward with information."

Police were maintaining a presence in the area, but the situation remained quiet.

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