Suspected thief bitten, shot dead

2013-05-07 12:57
(File)

(File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pietermaritzburg - A man has died after a horror attack in Pietermaritzburg in which he was allegedly bitten all over his body by a group of men, one of whom later shot him.

The man died of his injuries at Edendale Hospital on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said that Sifiso Sithole, 35, was socialising at a local tavern at about 18:30 on Saturday when he was confronted by a group of men.

“The men grabbed him and forced him into the boot of a vehicle and drove away with him,” said Jeevan.

She said that when they reached a deserted road, they stopped the car and hauled Sithole out of the boot. They accused him of stealing a television set from one of the men’s houses.

Bite marks

They then bit him all over his body.

Jeevan described the bite marks as “bad”. She said the wounds from the bites were bleeding.

“It is further alleged that one of the men then produced a firearm and shot the victim once in the chest, seriously wounding him,” Jeevan said.

The men fled the scene and the injured Sithole was found by a passerby who immediately called the police.

He was taken to Edendale Hospital where he died.

An hour after Sithole was abducted from the tavern, detectives from Plessislaer followed up on information and arrested a man, 44, at Imbali Unit 18.

Jeevan said he was expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

The police were continuing with their investigation.

 

 
Read more on:    pietermaritzburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Paul Kruger next to go?

2015-03-30 20:55

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
47 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Sport
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are active and very busy today. You may be in the mood to connect with your loved one or significant other and enjoy your day...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.