Kagiso Tshwaane : “Arrest made in manhunt for suspect in mob justice incident that resulted in death”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Ongoing manhunt: Police have apprehended one suspect in connection with a brutal incident of mob justice that resulted in the death of the victim. The authorities in Hlogotlou have made an arrest in a murder and kidnapping case following a disturbing incident of apparent vigilantism that unfolded last week in Vleeischboom.

According to the police, enraged members of the community in the area descended upon the residence of the murder victim on Thursday, November 30th, at approximately 10 pm. The mob claimed that a 16-year-old boy had raped a three-year-old girl. Allegedly, on the same day, the suspect took the child to his home while she was playing with other children. It was during this time that he reportedly committed the heinous act of rape. As a result, a rape case was initiated for further investigation, explained police spokesperson Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba.

As news of the alleged rape spread, the police were alerted about the kidnapping of the accused suspect. Swiftly, they sprang into action and managed to rescue him from the angry mob. However, during the confrontation with the enraged crowd, the suspect sustained severe injuries and was subsequently transported to the local hospital. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The deceased suspect has been identified as Kagiso Tshwaane.

In light of these distressing events, the police have opened murder and kidnapping cases. A manhunt has been initiated, and authorities have successfully apprehended one suspect. Additional arrests are anticipated as the investigation progresses, stated Mashaba. The arrested suspect is scheduled to appear before the Nebo Regional Court to face charges of murder and kidnapping.

Anyone with pertinent information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Manganye at 060-624-3383, the crime stop number at 08600 10111, the nearest police station, or utilize the MySAPS app.

Meanwhile, Diepsloot, a township north of Johannesburg, has once again found itself in the headlines following two separate instances of gruesome mob violence that claimed the lives of seven individuals. In both incidents, preliminary investigations suggest that the victims were assaulted and set on fire by a mob, according to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.

Mgcini Tshwaku, the City of Joburg public safety MMC, disclosed to News24 that the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) responded to a distress call about two bodies discovered on the streets of Diepsloot’s Extension 13 around 11 pm on Friday. The township has long been plagued by crime, and these recent incidents have once again brought the issue of vigilantism to the forefront.

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