Zim shop owner killed in Limpopo

2016-06-23 16:47
FILE: At least 19 Ethiopians were rescued from this shop at Mentz village outside Polokwane in Limpopo. (News24)

FILE: At least 19 Ethiopians were rescued from this shop at Mentz village outside Polokwane in Limpopo. (News24)

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Giyani - Five men appeared in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court, charged with killing a Zimbabwean shop owner, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

They allegedly assaulted and killed the man after accusing him of trying to defraud them of R14 000 on Tuesday, Warrant Officer Thomas Makhubela said.

The man and two others ordered goods from the group and allegedly used a forged receipt to try and claim them.

When the five realised this, they allegedly attacked them. One man died before police arrived. Officers rescued the two others and took them to a hospital in Nkhensani. 

The case was postponed to June 30 for a formal bail application.

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