MAAKE: Police condemn latest acts of mob violence

Houses were burnt in Mecklenburg and Makke policing areas in separate incidents on Saturday. Photo: Lim Police

This condemnation follows the two separate but similar incidents in the Mecklenburg Policing area outside Burgersfort and in the Maake Policing area outside Tzaneen yesterday where funeral goers attacked local families and burnt their properties, Police Spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe reported.

In Shakung village within the Mecklenburg Policing area a group of suspects burnt houses and cars belonging to a two families who they accused of murdering the late Ntakeng Mokgotho.

The bodies of Mokgotho and his dogs were found on a mountain near to the village on 20 February 2018.

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“It is alleged the group who attended the deceased’s funeral gathered immediately after the service and proceeded straight to the two families homesteads. They attacked them by throwing stones and burnt all their houses and two vehicles.

During this incident two people were slightly injured by flying stones.

Meanwhile, the Maake Police are also looking for a group of suspects who burnt a house at Moyakayaka village on Saturday 3 March.

“It is alleged that the group of residents attacked a family and burnt their house to ground immediately after attending the funeral of a local resident who had recently been murdered. They accused the said family of the murder.

The suspects on both incidents are still unknown and there is no arrest, confirmed Ngoepe.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved on the Mecklenburg incident , may contact Captain Gezani Khosa at 082 414 3070 and on the Maake incident, may contact Colonel Cecil Machimane at 082 451 7181 or on both incidents ,to contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

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