Man killed for allegedly stealing grandparents' Sassa cash

2018-12-04 09:17
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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The police in Temba, Pretoria North, are investigating a case of murder following a suspected mob justice attack.

The body of a 31-year-old man was discovered on the kitchen floor of his home in Stinkwater by his grandmother on Monday morning.

Police spokesperson Constable Herman Moremi said: "It is alleged that the man stole his grandparents' Sassa cards and withdrew their pension money."

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Members of the community were alerted and they searched for him, finding him drinking at a local watering hole.

"He was taken to a nearby sports ground where they beat him with sjamboks and golf sticks," he said.

The money had already been withdrawn from the cards.

Police were called to the scene and opened a case of murder for further investigation. No one has been arrested yet.

Officials say they are following any information that could lead to the arrest of those involved.

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