Police strongly condemned mob justice acts and vigilantism

APEL – The provincial Commissioner Lt General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned acts of mob-attacks and vigilantism which erupted in Ga-Mphahlele area near Apel outside Lebowakgomo recently.

The condemnation follows the incident which occurred on Tuesday 02 January 2018 at Maijane village in Ga-Mphahlele area of Lebowakgomo policing area outside Pokwane.

Lt Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said it was alleged that local community members stoned four taxis and burned one to ashes after a group of taxi people forced one resident to use the a taxi instead of hiking near Seleteng taxi rank.

Ngoepe said police were notified, reacted swiftly and the situation was then brought back to normal and cases of malicious damage to property and assault were then opened.

Police said there were no arrests but investigations including the identification of those involved were continuing.

Ngoepe concluded that members of the community ought to at all times resort to legal processes in case of any situation or conflict rather than engaging in violent acts that were totally uncalled for and that all perpetrators involved in the incident were to be dealt with mercilessly and without compromise.

Anyone who can assist with information that can lead police to arrest all those who participated in this crimes may contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 08600 10111 or the crime sms 32211 or the nearest police station.

Thapelo Motseo

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