Man stoned to death

2016-06-15 06:00

ANGRY community members stoned a man, suspected of murder, to death in Muden last Thursday,

A police spokesman reported that 34-year-old Bhobhodia Dladla was killed after the body of a missing 19-year-old girl, Phathela Tshabha, was recovered.

Tshabha was reported missing on Tuesday 7 June after she failed to return home from school.

Family members reported her missing to the Muden police and a search was undertaken, but she was not found.

On Thursday the Pietermaritzburg K9 unit, which had been called in, found her body.

It appeared she had been strangled with her school tie. A case of murder was opened at the Muden police station.

While the police were busy at the murder scene, angry community members traced the man they said was involved and allegedly stoned him to death.

Police said that "big rocks" had been used to kill the suspect.

A second murder docket has now been opened.

KZN acting provincial SAPS commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa said: "The community must not take the law into their own hands - they must hand over the suspect to the police, who will investigate."

A Muden resident told the Greytown Gazette that Captain Mhlophe of the Muden police and his team had gone beyond the call of duty when an employee was raped, beaten and robbed of her phone and cash last Sunday afternoon.

On the Monday a case was opened at the Muden police station.

The police were to take her to Greytown Hospital but were informed there were no rape kits, so they took her to Ntunjambili Hospital for tests and transported her back to Muden.

Greytown and Muden police are investigating.

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