Three men were killed by community members in Hebron near Brits on Monday after being accused of burglaries in the township.
“Police were called to the Kagisanong Sports ground at about 05:00 after three victims were reportedly assaulted and killed by approximately 70 members of the community. According to information at our disposal, the trio, aged between 20 and 25 were assaulted after being accused of committing burglaries around the Kagisanong Township. The victims were allegedly fetched from their residential places and taken to the sports ground where they were assaulted with an assortments of objects. The victims who sustained serious injuries, were certified dead at the scene. The police are investigating three counts of murder,” said police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and said that the police will work hard to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice.