Community members in Burgersfort, Limpopo on Sunday attacked three males who were suspected of being involved in robbery cases in the area.

The incident occurred at Extension 10 on Sunday, 25 February 2024 at around 13:30. The victims were assaulted with various objects.

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Police were summoned to the scene, and they quickly responded. Emergency Medical Service was also notified.

Community members noticed the Police and immediately dispersed in different directions. Two victims were rescued with serious injuries and taken to a local hospital. The third victim succumbed to injuries at the scene. He was identified by his family as Lovemore Fortune Magabe [25].

Burgersfort community members attack suspected thugs in vigilantism
R37 road into Burgersfort Town


Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has also again warned communities against vigilante activities.

“Members of the community must trust Police with information about criminals, rather than taking the law into their own hands,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Police opened a case of murder for further investigation.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in the case should contact Detective Sergeant Lesetja Modiba at 076 429 8388. Crime stop number or also nearest police station or MySAPS App.