Furious crowd staged a lynching of a suspect

According to official information, a 53-year-old man, who is under police cover and is being in hospital now, was beaten by numerous members of the community for the murder of his girlfriend.

“The suspect who allegedly fled after the incident was caught by members of the community who took the law into their own hands. They allegedly assaulted the suspect with sjamboks and stones before the police rescued him. He was admitted [to] hospital under police guard due to serious injuries he sustained. The suspect is expected to appear in court soon,” as reported by Colonel Adele Myburgh.

Official police spokespersons urged people to respect the rules of law and to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

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