Mob-justice in Marapong

mob-justice

Leoni Kruger
MARAPONG — Four people were arrested after been assaulted by the community of Marapong on Thursday 8 December.
According to WO Frans Mokoena, Lephalale police spokesperson, the police received a call at 08:00 informing them that members of the community were busy assaulting people suspected of housebreaking. A resident of Marapong whose clothes has been stolen, followed leads and eventually found the person to whom his stolen clothes were sold.
He was also directed to the home of the suspect.
WO Mokoena says the community found the suspects who showed them the traditional healer next to the Marapong shacks, to whom other stolen items were sold. A TV, laptop, DVD machine and cell phones were found in his possession. He was also arrested for possession of suspected stolen property.
Two suspects were taken to Ellisras Provincial Hospital, and they were still in hospital at the time of going to press. The traditional healer appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday 12 December and he was granted bail of R500. The other suspect, who was in the police holding cells, was warned to appear in court on Wednesday 14 December.

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