Zandspruit mob attacks: Death toll rises to 6 as two more victims succumb to injuries

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The violent vigilante attacks by angry Zandspruit residents have so far claimed six lives, while three people have been arrested.

On Thursday, Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed that three people have been arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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News24 spoke to two families who confirmed that their loved ones, who were among the attacked men who were taken to hospital after the attacks, and had since succumbed to their injuries.

Irvin Malley and Lucky Tshabalala, both aged 32, died in hospital, their families told News24.

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Tshabalala died on Wednesday afternoon while Malley died on Thursday morning. They were among a group of nine people who were attacked by a mob in Zandspruit on Wednesday morning.

Four people had died on the scene on Wednesday, while five - including Malley and Tshabalala - were rushed to hospital, News24 previously reported.

The group was accused of being behind a spate of criminal activities in Zandspruit.

This is a developing story.

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