8 held after mob torches car, house

2012-03-09 16:15

Johannesburg - Eight people were arrested for setting a house and car alight near Tshilwavhusiku, Limpopo police said on Friday.

Johannes Ramaremela's house and car were set alight at about 22:00 on Thursday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. Ramaremela and a few others were arrested earlier this year in connection with the disappearance of a 9-year-old boy.

The case was withdrawn in court last week.

The child, Theophilus Tshivhi, went missing after he accompanied a group to collect herbs and plants for medical use.

Tshivhi has still not been found.

Patrolling police rescued Ramaremela from the burning house.

The eight face charges of arson, public violence and malicious damage to property. They are due to appear in court on March 12.

  • Ben - 2012-03-09 16:30

    What is going on in Limpopo. Have they lost control.

      Kala - 2012-03-09 16:36

      Ben it's happening in all the townships. The comminities are becoming frustrated with the slow pace of justice. Can't say I blame them though

      Rodney - 2012-03-09 16:37

      They never had control.

  • Omrisho - 2012-03-09 16:46

    this is how we roll in this country, don't like the way things are playing out, well hey, take the law into your own hands. unfortunately for some, there are consequences for such actions

  • jaap.kotze - 2012-03-20 19:35

    E-news. The police got more than 1000 new vehecls today. My bet is, it is not going to make any differance to the crime situation.

      Mc Segal - 2013-03-10 19:21

      It will the cops will be arrested for selling parts off these vehicles///

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