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Students attack robbers in Limpopo

2012-05-03 17:04

Johannesburg - Students assaulted a group of robbers at the University of Limpopo's Mankweng campus, east of Polokwane, on Thursday, police said.

The eight men had robbed a student of a cellphone at 01:00, Constable Moses Molepo said.

"The suspected thieves were apprehended by the students and were badly assaulted," he said. About 100 students beat them with sticks, stones and other weapons.

Three of the robbers escaped and were later arrested by the police outside the university campus. The other five robbers were badly injured.

Molepo said the students stoned an ambulance that was called to take the injured robbers to hospital, but did not injure the medics. They also broke a campus office window.

The injured robbers were under police guard in hospital. A case of malicious injury to property had been opened, but no arrests had been made and police were investigating.

"Police are hereby making an appeal to all people to refrain from taking the law into their own hands," said Molepo.

Comments
  • Ngaka - 2012-05-03 17:10

    This is expired news!!!..news24!!!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-03 19:45

      I want to personally give each one of these students a big sloppy kiss on the cheeck :D

  • merushan - 2012-05-03 17:16

    Moer hulle!!!

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-03 17:40

      donner hulle!

      jonathancfarrell - 2012-05-03 19:31

      If they want people to not take the law into their own hands then maybe the law needs to pull finger!

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-03 17:17

    Good on the students. We have to take this country back. The government is only here to fill there pockets. Viva to the vigilantes!!!

      Fussed - 2012-05-03 18:41

      What you say,Gov next

      Patrick - 2012-05-03 18:55

      Good for them! The universities and techs are not safe, this is a clear reflection of the frustration of the students and rightly so! Ten points!!

  • Prudence Pelembe - 2012-05-03 17:17

    Give these students a weekend bells:) why not turning them into SAPS. They do a better job n at least the robbers weren't killed...lucky them

  • Deon - 2012-05-03 17:19

    Well maybe if the police took the law into their own hands we would not need to.

      Simon - 2012-05-03 18:52

      Cracking comment Dion.... have a Bells!

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-05-03 17:23

    Well done students keep it up.

  • tumiblake - 2012-05-03 17:24

    \Refrain from talking the law into their own hands\, what the heck is this? Arrest

  • thapelosb - 2012-05-03 17:28

    Well done UL students,Police have failed themselves,they proved that by arresting wrong people during 2008 and 2010 strikes at campus,so now its time for the community of mankweng to act on their own,then the police will rescue the injured criminals.Keep it up

  • Prosper - 2012-05-03 17:28

    Practical Lesson.

  • Rob - 2012-05-03 17:38

    Well done 'boys and girls'.. Don't put up with this scum. If the Police did their duty, we would not have to resort to 'mob justice'. Hopefully a message to those 'arsewipe criminals' out there. The general public have had enough of crime and are starting, eventually to 'react'. Keep it up.

  • humbzo - 2012-05-03 17:40

    This is a good lesson, the police are failing 2 do their job,there is 2 much laws laid in SA with no enforcement.The students are helping themselves,and I say well done studentys.If you were never affected by this thugs you may perceive what the students did as wrong but as for me, they got gud medicine and now they are arrested. Well do Turfloop....

  • thapelosb - 2012-05-03 17:41

    And the security guards are not doing enough at the gates to protect the students there.there must be a patrol for 24hours

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-03 17:41

    Students of Limpopo: thx for the excellent community service

  • humbzo - 2012-05-03 17:41

    This is a good lesson, the police are failing 2 do their job,there is 2 much laws laid in SA with no enforcement.The students are helping themselves,and I say well done studentys.If you were never affected by this thugs you may perceive what the students did as wrong but as for me, they got gud medicine and now they are arrested. Well done Turfloop....KEEP IT UP!!! Maybe thugs will stop attacking de students

  • Benji The'Rocker Krieger - 2012-05-03 17:45

    Turfloop police r incompetent, they arrested the wrong ppl in 2007 campus strike @ UL... the students shudve helped themselves to the police aswel...

  • Tshephangsithole - 2012-05-03 17:47

    Good work guys,i wish I was thr to beat them to death, people work hard and they help themselves with our property.mxm

  • shimi.mpete - 2012-05-03 17:50

    Crime doesnt pay pple justice rule!!!

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-03 17:50

    The police have failed to arrest the suspects. The students managed to find the robbers. People are now resorting to mob-justice.

  • Konanani - 2012-05-03 17:54

    Gud job

  • Hoosen Essa - 2012-05-03 17:55

    i can understand the attack on the robbers and i'm 100% happy wit it, but i fail to understand the attack on the ambulance and campus office. where is the mentality of the youth in South Africa. R u animals????

      Thembelihle - 2012-05-03 17:59

      I'm a student at the university of limpopo and I understand but it jst got to a point where students wnt play victims anymore and we dnt even have an ambulance to transport students bt they come for our attackers

      shireen.abbas - 2012-05-03 18:55

      @hoosen I dnt think the students really was out to damage property !! Tempers and adrenaline was high at that moment I guess they just got carried away by it all man

  • pjcbs - 2012-05-03 17:55

    Well done to the students! .... and to the reporter, what the heck is " A case of malicious injury to property had been opened"???

      zipho500 - 2012-05-03 19:12

      Lol,i didn't notice that one! Reporter what the heck!

  • Jack - 2012-05-03 18:05

    It was their last robbery,dey are lucky da students didn't burn dem with tyres

  • twellington3 - 2012-05-03 18:09

    Where was the Police? The students have a right to take the law into their own hands, the police of this country are useless. I say give these students a bells, they deserve many. The police should not attempt to arrest the students, cause they will face the same consequences!!.

  • Chris - 2012-05-03 18:12

    Now if only we can get the cops to do their job and not get suspended and pass their firearms proficiency tests.

  • Peter - 2012-05-03 18:13

    So whose hands shall they leave it in?

  • marks.m.mokgomola - 2012-05-03 18:15

    If the student did not act upon the robbers it means they would have walked free and the cops will be doin investigation to myside i salute turf students

  • mokgadim - 2012-05-03 18:16

    "malicious injury to property"? Is there such a thing in the justice system? How do you even injure property? LOL! Who proof reads these things???

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-05-03 18:19

    Yeah we gangsta like that.

  • deon.vanrhyn - 2012-05-03 18:20

    'should not take the law into their own hands' in other words not acting in self defence while being robbed or even killed?! what a load of rubbish

  • Michelle - 2012-05-03 18:24

    The students should be given a financial reward!!!Any burglar will now think twice before stepping onto this campus:):):)They are doing the job of the police.

  • Romeo - 2012-05-03 18:26

    Saps are you saying if i see someone being mugged or rape i shouldn't take the law into my own hands? To hell with you, we'll continue to teach these robbers a lesson.

  • Mosa Kola - 2012-05-03 18:26

    Live by da sword, u die by da sword. Well done 2 da students. Westernburg guys have thz tendency dat thy rule plk, since our days in high skul. Nw thy got their own medicine. Fact is our police officers r useles period!

  • Mosa Kola - 2012-05-03 18:27

    Live by da sword, u die by da sword. Well done 2 da students. Westernburg guys have thz tendency dat thy rule plk, since our days in high skul. Nw thy got their own medicine. Fact is our police officers r useles period!

      antionette.pienaar - 2012-05-04 15:18

      Shame I will pray for you.

  • Mosa Kola - 2012-05-03 18:27

    Live by da sword, u die by da sword. Well done 2 da students. Westernburg guys have thz tendency dat thy rule plk, since our days in high skul. Nw thy got their own medicine. Fact is our police officers r useles period!

  • Hudayfah - 2012-05-03 18:39

    On the other hand, had they gone and reported it, nothing would have been done about the matter. I dont agree with taking the law into your own hands, but in this country people are forced to.

  • karolo.peroni - 2012-05-03 18:41

    crimes doesnt pay off...

      Ayefeli Mudau - 2012-05-03 18:54

      Those robber have their lesson

  • shireen.abbas - 2012-05-03 18:47

    Yip that's it !! Not anytime soon another thief will be thinking of doing the same there !!! Lol !!!! Good job students I say !! Lesson taught well !

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-05-03 18:56

    I do not blame thesew students. we have failed to combat crime in this country really.Who can forget the story of a university student who was robbed and killed in Port Elizabeth?

  • moruthane - 2012-05-03 19:08

    "Police are hereby making an appeal to all people to refrain from taking the law into their own hands," said Molepo. i am sick and tired of this kinda of statement...

  • ntp.drogba.ramphele - 2012-05-03 19:09

    they deserved it.........police say ppl must not take da law into their own hands bt hw many tyms do student get robbed nd da cases r not followed up?....\r\n\r\nStudent killers walk free........i think they deserved it....its a taste of their own medicine

  • MrThreeZeroFive - 2012-05-03 19:10

    Uphambene lo-Molapo. He fails to undastand dat the iz a concept call 'Street justice'

  • moruthane - 2012-05-03 19:11

    "Police are hereby making an appeal to all people to refrain from taking the law into their own hands," said Molepo. maybe the Police officers also needs to refrain from failing to do their duties...

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 19:18

    Some good news for a change.

  • Rowan Cranston - 2012-05-03 19:19

    Keep it up students!

  • manqoba.ian - 2012-05-03 19:26

    Some robbers are crazy. Put your life in danger in sack of a phone. Wow

  • dipoo.mashifane - 2012-05-03 19:41

    Serves them right. Students are being killed offcampus bt the police aint doin none 2 intervene. What happened 2day morning is what we as students were supposed 2 hv done a long time ago. My homeboy was killed last week so thanx guys forward with mob justice

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-03 19:59

    F. Them up :)

  • Ricky Naidoo - 2012-05-03 20:09

    The cops tell you not to take the law into your own hands. They cant protect SA citizens. I think some of them get paid for doing nothing or should I say assault the innocent ones.

  • khulu.marholeni - 2012-05-03 20:26

    this is the only voice of reason

  • Mahai - 2012-05-03 20:33

    Its been years since our students, future leaders r robbed their belongings and lifes 'n nothin much was done by de justice system as a whole! Nw is tym 4 us 2 stand on our feets and fight agaist dis problems on our own! As long as dis is happenin in our campus we will deal wit it our way!!