Police in Mankweng are searching for two suspects who robbed a 19-year-old grade 12 learner at gunpoint in Nobody, Ngwanalaka village on Saturday at about 16:00.

The victim was reportedly on his way from school when he was approached by the suspects. One of the suspects produced a firearm and slapped him in the face. The suspects robbed the victim of his schoolbag carrying books.

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There were no shots fired during the incident and the suspects are unknown. The Police have since opened a case of robbery with a firearm.


Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the killing of a man in a mob justice-related attack at Kanana section in Makhushane village under Namakgale policing precinct on Sunday.

The police were alerted about a person who was brought to the Head man’s residence by some community members after he was severely assaulted. Emergency Services were called, and they declared the victim dead on the scene.

Preliminary information revealed that the community members mobilised after they suspected that the deceased (who might be in his late 40s) was involved in the disappearance of Isaac Ishmael Mbetheni ,(44), who went missing last month on 30 March.

The victim reportedly went to the dumping site in Phalaborwa to look for scrap metal but never returned home. The mob assaulted and forced the deceased to the dumping site. They alleged he was the last person to be seen with the missing man.

When they failed to locate the missing man, they left the deceased at the Head man’s residence. He thereafter collapsed and died.