FS youth hacked to death with panga

2012-10-21 22:00

Johannesburg - A 19-year-old youth was hacked to death with pangas in apparent gang-related violence in Botshabelo, Free State police said on Sunday.

He was killed on Saturday evening, allegedly by members of a local gang, Constable Consolation Mokoale said. He had been abducted from his home earlier on Saturday.

"They took him to an open space where they started to hack him and left him for dead," she said.

He died at the scene from injuries he sustained in the attack.

Several other people were injured during the incident. They were taken to Botshabelo hospital for medical treatment.

No one was arrested and cases of arson and murder were being investigated.

  • ross.purdon.5 - 2012-10-21 22:09

    WTF is happening in this country!!

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-21 23:35

      The young ones learn from their elders, where do they see and learn these things

  • vandross.ntshegi - 2012-10-21 22:10

    ANC: Take them to jail, give them three delicious meals a day and a roof on top of their heads, Pay DSTV for them to watch TV. Give them jobs and a chance to study and make money. VIVA ANC!!

  • Hlabirwa Seteno - 2012-10-21 22:12

    pure madness! indeed this country is heading in the same direction as our northern neighbour.

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-10-21 22:27

    We r bcoming savages

  • Themba Tondo - 2012-10-21 22:28


  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-21 22:50

    @sello *we r becoming savages* not we...they are.Im not part of these animals...

  • loki.scribus - 2012-10-21 22:52

    RIP young man.

  • lovenergy - 2012-10-21 23:45

    A young man is abducted from his home and hacked to death yet the usual news24 commentators are quiet. We have become desensitized to death and torture. I'm sure if this article had to state that the victim and alleged \gang\ were different races we would be up in arms attacking each other. What is going on here that these events can happen in the open without fear of prosecution? This is what happens when good men do nothing. Welcome to hell

  • digapelwang.melesi.5 - 2012-10-22 01:09

    Very sad indeed

      samuel.moeketsane.75 - 2012-10-22 07:15

      I swear 2 god, I'll start doing witchcrafts to those suckers if it was my brother/couzin

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-10-22 05:24

    RIP kazi kwenzeka ntoni kwelizwe ligoso yanga bangaphoswa kwingonyama ababulali bakho uvelwano kwifemeli nezihlobo silila nani

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-22 06:00

    FS townships are recently notorious with gang violences

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-22 06:11

    Bring back the death penalty.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-10-22 11:09

    Do you think this is a way of initiation into a gang to prove allegiance to the gang.. why would the gang members do this to people? This is where we need the army to protect innocent lives.

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