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Trio arrested for brutal North West murder

2012-06-25 09:19

Johannesburg - Three people have been arrested for murder at Dithakong, outside Mmbatho in the North West, police said on Sunday.

The three allegedly killed a man between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Captain Aafje Botma.

"Allegedly the deceased was found lying naked, with bruises on his body. The deceased's clothes were lying about 600 metres from the body," he said.

A woman told police the man knocked on her door on Friday night requesting help and told her who assaulted him. The woman did not open her door.

The man was found on Saturday morning by the woman. The three people were later arrested on the same day.

The three people were expected to appear in court on Monday.

Comments
  • rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 09:37

    South Africa.....The " killing fields " of Africa !

  • njdejager - 2012-06-25 09:49

    "A woman told police the man knocked on her door on Friday night requesting help and told her who assaulted him. The woman did not open her door" WHY NOT? Rather let him die outside the door?? WTF

      Megan - 2012-06-25 09:57

      Unfortunately in a society where crime is as rife as it is here, it really is no longer safe to open your door to people. It's a symptom of the times and unfortunately this man will not be the only person who dies because people are too afraid to open their doors and assist. You can't blame to woman for this man's death, she did not beat him to death. Instead, she did what most normal and relatively smart people do - she consisted her own safety to be more important than that of the man outside. And no one's safety is more important than your own.

      Megan - 2012-06-25 09:58

      However, she could have maybe phoned the police or ambulance service when she noticed the man outside...

      irma.white.9 - 2012-06-25 10:09

      Well how was she to know he was telling the truth? It's like giving a lift to a hitch hiker- they could be legit or they could be scamming you to get into your house/ car. Don't you ever get mails saying that you shouldn't do XYZ as it's a scam to kill/ rape/ hijack you? I imagine this woman feels bad enough without people like you who think you are perfect and will react perfectly in every situation.

      njdejager - 2012-06-25 10:27

      @megan I agree. Its a sad state we are in.

      nimrod.mqonqo - 2012-06-25 10:48

      Sad. Agree with Megan.you can't even trust the men in blue at night.

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