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6 Arrested for assaulting suspected thief to death

Lethabong Police apprehended six suspects who are between the ages of 21 to 47 in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man.

The suspects were apprehended at Lethabong Township outside Rustenburg for assaulting a neighbour on Tuesday night, 7 February 2023. The suspects allegedly accused the man of housebreaking and theft of a cell phone.

According to allegations, one of the suspects collected his friends with his taxi and they went to look for the man.

They apparently found the man and took him to an unknown place where they assaulted him with unknown objects. The suspects allegedly dumped the victim at his motherā€™s place where he was found lying dead outside a house.

Subsequent to investigation, police arrested the suspects on Wednesday morning, 8 February 2023. They are expected to appear before the Bafokeng Magistratesā€™ Court on Friday, 10 February 2023, for murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident and asked members of the community to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, but to rather work with police for assistance with crime related problems.

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