Vigilante attack| family house and three cars burned down estimated at over R1.5 Million

Two suspects are due to appear in Hlanganani magistrate court on Monday for allegedly burning a house and three cars during a vigilante attack.

The two suspects were arrested after allegedly torching a house and three motor vehicles at Blinkwater village in Polokwane on Thursday 23 June 2022.

A group of people reportedly arrived at the Complainant’s house with numerous motor vehicles and accused her husband of being responsible for the murder of their two relatives in Hlanganani policing area during May and June 2022.

Police said the suspects allegedly broke the windows of the eleven-roomed house and three motor vehicles, a BMW 320i, a Ford Ranger Double cap as well a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 22 sitter. They then torched the said house and three motor vehicles and thereafter fled from the scene. The overall damage is estimated at over R1.5 Million.

The Police were notified about the incident and on arrival at the scene they found that the suspects had already fled. Cases of arson and malicious damage to property were opened and a manhunt for the suspects ensued. The suspect were apprehended by members of Mopani SAPS District Task Team and Tracing Team members.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe slammed this type of behavior where communities take the law into their own hands and has ordered that the remaining suspects be hunted down and brought to book.

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