Mob beats, stones man to death

2014-04-06 21:11
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Johanesburg - A man in his seventies was beaten and stoned to death in the Dzumeri village outside Giyani, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

The man was allegedly beaten and stoned on Saturday morning by community members, who believed he was responsible for the death of another man last week, said Colonel Ronel Otto.

"The man was found dead at the side of the road and it is believed that he was assaulted with a blunt object," said Otto.

The incident happened at the funeral service for the 22-year-old man.

"Community members assaulted the elderly man with a spade and with stones until he died on the scene," said Otto.

They then covered the body with soil, but police where called in and the body was recovered.

Otto said no arrests had been made yet, but a task team had been established to investigate the incident.

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