Mob turns on alleged murderer

2013-02-17 22:40


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Johannesburg - A man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend's other lover was attacked by community members in the Madobogo Village on Sunday, said North West police.

The 36-year-old man had gone to visit his girlfriend late on Saturday night, when he apparently found her with another man, said Captain Amanda Funani in a statement.

"A fight ensued between the suspect and his girlfriend. Her other boyfriend intervened and defended the woman."

The man then apparently stabbed the other boyfriend, aged 37, in the chest with a beer bottle and he died.

On Sunday morning members of the village hunted down the alleged murderer at his aunt's house.

"[They] took [the] law into their [own] hands by beating him up before handing him over to the local police station."

Funani said the man was only slightly injured by the mob and had been taken to a clinic for treatment.

He will appear in the Atamelang Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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