Crime & courts

Man accused of wife’s murder set ablaze in Limpopo

Limpopo police have arrested four suspects after the brutal attack on a 64-year-old man who was set alight and his houses torched during a mob justice incident at Ngove village in Giyani, Limpopo.


“Police will continue working hard to ensure that those who take the law into their own hands are arrested and face the full might of the law,” said Ledwaba.

Limpopo SAPS spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe explained that the community members allegedly went on the rampage after the body of 60-year-old Phosa Egnes Maswanganyi, who went missing on Tuesday, was discovered hanging from a tree in the nearby bushes.


“The residents then accused the deceased’s husband and his friend of being involved in her disappearance and her death. Subsequent to that, they torched the husband’s two rondavel houses and thereafter set him alight. He was badly injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment,” said Ngoepe.

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