The Citizen (Gauteng)

Four killed on farm ‘trying to steal goats’

- Citizen reporter

Police say four people who were killed in a mob justice attack on a farm in Mpumalanga on Monday were trying to steal livestock.

A group of unidentifi­ed people assaulted the four before setting their vehicle alight, police spokespers­on Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in a statement. “

“Police were summoned to Troya farm near Ga-Matimpule village in Vaalbank where they found an Isuzu club cab with four human remains inside burnt beyond recognitio­n,” Hlathi said.

“According to informatio­n, four men were seen stealing goats and loading them onto a bakkie when community members spotted and tried to intercept them. The men then reportedly fired shots at them. But they were eventually overpowere­d by the mob, which assaulted them before setting them alight inside their vehicle.”

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