UPDATE: Police nab five people for Limpopo mob murder

2019-02-26 14:19


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Five people have been arrested for the mob killing of a 27-year-old man in Polokwane, Limpopo and more arrests are expected to be made.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had been assaulted by a group of people in the area. He added that gangsterism could not be ruled out.

"The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage as police investigations are still under way, but gangsterism may not be ruled out," Ngoepe said.

He said more arrests were expected.

According to police, the killing took place on Saturday evening in Flora Park.

"The victim was later that evening taken to hospital [and] he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday," Ngoepe said.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident, can contact Sergeant Phillemon Ratsoma on 072 808 1188, Crime Stop on 08600 10111, SMS the crime line on 32211 or contact the nearest police station.

News24 earlier reported that Limpopo police were investigating the possible involvement of pupils in the murder.

One person had been taken in for questioning, but police refused to confirm whether the person was a pupil.

A video, that has been widely shared on social media shows the victim being carried by a group of people.

Twitter users claimed they were pupils from Capricorn High School.

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