TIBANEFONTEIN – A 23-year-old man accused of killing a woman was attacked and set alight by a mob in Tibanefontein, Limpopo police said on Monday.
Police spokeswoman Colonel Ronel Otto said the half-naked body of the 24-year-old woman was discovered on a roadside on Sunday.
“Information showed that the woman was assaulted with a brick on the head. It is also suspected that she might have been raped. Members of the community mobilised on Sunday and accused Jeffery Tumelo of being responsible for her death,” said Otto.
#sapsLIM Suspect (23) fatally assaulted in apparent mob justice in Tibane Fontein after a woman (24) was assaulted & raped. No arrests. ME
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“He attempted to flee from the crowd but was overpowered, assaulted and set alight.”
No arrests have been made in connection with the two murders, Otto added.
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