Two dead, three injured in Bloemfontein vigilante attack

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  • Two men have appeared in court for a vigilante killing in Bloemfontein.
  • In the attack, two people died and another three were injured.
  • The two accused are believed to be linked to a vigilante group in the Khayelitsha Informal Settlement.


Two men appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with a vigilante attack that claimed two lives.

The men face charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and murder, said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane.

The two accused were believed to have been part of a vigilante group in the Khayelitsha informal settlement in Bloemspruit on Thursday at around 23:00.

Members of the vigilante group went to the homes of people they suspected of committing crimes in the community, said Covane.

"They then kidnapped them [and took them] to an open space, where they tied them on a high-mast light pole and assaulted them with… weapons," said Covane.

Two people were killed in the attack and three others were injured. One victim died at the scene. The four other victims were transported to hospital on Friday morning, where another died.

"The investigation of the case is continuing. Any member of the public with information that can lead to the arrest of other suspects is requested to contact Warrant Officer Solly Mokgobo at 082 527 7390. Alternatively, the information can be submitted on the My SAPS app or to Crime Stop on 08600 10111," added Covane.

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