Alleged ATM fraudster beaten to death in Limpopo village

2015-12-08 22:05

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Tzaneen - Limpopo police have condemned an incident of mob justice on Tuesday in which a man was beaten to death after he allegedly tried to commit fraud while queuing in an ATM queue.

In a statement, police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the man was allegedly targeting one of the people in the queue at a shopping complex.

"Community members, who were queuing to take money at that ATM, allegedly noticed his [fraudulent] activities and they jointly caught him and severely beat him to death with various objects, including stones," said Ngoepe.

The deceased man was identified as Ndofaya Sipho Mhlongo from Nkoankoa Township, he said.

Ngoepe said the incident took place about midday at Lorraine village in the Sekororo area in Limpopo. No arrests have yet been made.

He said police condemned the incident and called on people not to not take the law into their own hands.

The investigation was ongoing.

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