Four held for pub­lic vi­o­lence

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

FOUR peo­ple have been ar­rested af­ter res­i­dents went on the ram­page, torch­ing houses and loot­ing shops in Ga-Mothapo vil­lage out­side Polok­wane, Lim­popo po­lice said. The in­ci­dent was sparked by the fatal stab­bing of a boy at a tav­ern on Mon­day. Po­lice spokesper­son Moat­she Ngoepe said: “Dis­grun­tled com­mu­nity mem­bers took the law into their own hands and went to look for the sus­pects. Four houses were burnt down and a num­ber of spaza shops looted.” The four, aged be­tween 16 and 42, will ap­pear in the Mankweng Mag­is­trate’s Court soon. – ANA

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