Zim man killed in Polokwane

2011-06-14 06:53

A Zimbabwean national was stoned to death by a mob in Seshego north-west of Polokwane, Limpopo.

“The allegations levelled against foreign nationals there is that they are involved in criminal activity and a group of people went about intimidating them,” said the police’s Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

“Unfortunately, there was a Zimbabwean national who was cornered by this group and then they stoned him to death.

Other victims had their houses vandalised and their belongings were thrown out of their houses.”

The man was stoned at Section 75 in Seshego around 8pm yesterday.

Mulaudzi said there were “groups” intimidating foreign nationals.

The police’s public order unit from Polokwane managed to disperse most of these groups and were still deployed in the area this morning to keep the peace.

“These irresponsible people wanted to cause mayhem but the situation has calmed down now [Tuesday morning],” said Mulaudzi.

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