WATCH: Angry mob attacks cops outside court in Limpopo after case postponed

2019-07-30 19:22

A group of uniformed police officers in Burgersfort, Limpopo, came under attack from an angry group of people on Monday outside the Burgersfort Magistrate's Court.

The group launched an assault on one of the officers, after a case against two foreign nationals accused of killing a local woman was postponed in court.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said a group of people, who had attended the court case, then charged at the police officers outside the building, where a fracas broke.

Videos of the incident went viral. In one video, a group of police officers can be seen being shoved and pushed backwards by some of the angry group. This prevented the officers from rescuing their colleague, who was lying on the ground, surrounded by a crowd of people kicking him.

The officer covered in dust, was later dragged away to safety by one of his colleagues.

Ngoepe said they had arrested two people - aged 27 and 37 - for attacking the officers.

The suspects are expected to appear in Praktiseer Magistrate's Court soon.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    saps  |  polokwane  |  crime

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.