Enraged: shop owner kills suspected thief

2011-11-09 00:00

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was beaten to death, allegedly by a tuckshop owner on Saturday morning, police said yesterday.

Siyabonga Ngubane of Maqeleni area in Imbali Unit J was found dead by the Plessislaer police with multiple wounds to the body.

His body was lying on the ground outside the shop owner’s house.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said Ngubane is alleged to have broken into the tuckshop of a 40-year-old man and was in the process of removing various stolen items from the premises when the owner caught him.

It is alleged that altercation ensued and the owner assaulted and killed Ngubane.

The owner has since been arrested and is facing a murder charge.

Police are investigating and the suspect will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court shortly.

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