Mob justice, 3 arrested for murder, Seshego

The Police in Seshego arrested three suspects aged between 39 and 62 on Friday, 14 April 2023, in connection with a case of murder that occurred in March 2023.

It is alleged that on the 29 March 2023, at about 23:45, Police were called to a scene of murder at Moletjie, Nduna’s Kraal at Ga-Chokoe. Upon arrival at the house, a family member showed them a lifeless body of a 36-year-old Phineas Legodi.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the young man was allegedly assaulted by a group of people calling themselves security officers on 29 March 2023, as he went to Nduna’a Kraal demanding his money (R400-00). The deceased was found with bruises on the buttocks.

The Police conducted further investigation by obtaining statements and gathering evidence that led to the arrest of three suspects on Friday.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe welcomed the arrest of the suspects. “Mob justice has a negative impact in the stabilization of crime in the Province, as such, the community should desist from such actions and let the law take its course. Anyone who wants to assist Police in preventing crime is welcome to join SAPS existing Crime Prevention Structures to ensure that crime is the thing of the past.” Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The three suspects will appear before Seshego Magistrate’s Court soon on charge of murder.

Police investigation is continuing.

SAPS Newsroom

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