Stokvel robbery suspect arrested in hospital hostage drama, alleged accomplice stoned to death

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Stokvel robbery suspect arrested in hospital hostage drama, alleged accomplice stoned to death
Stokvel robbery suspect arrested in hospital hostage drama, alleged accomplice stoned to death

Africa-Press – South-Africa. One person was arrested for a stokvel robbery at a village in Limpopo, and angry community members allegedly stoned a suspected accomplice to death.

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According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, 10 gunmen robbed a group of women of stokvel money to the tune of R50 000 in Madibong village, outside Jane Furse in Limpopo, on Friday night.

“One of the suspects was allegedly caught by members of the community and was stoned to death. It was further revealed that the community members continued to chase another suspect who then entered Jane Furse Hospital and held security personnel hostage at gunpoint,” Mojapelo said.

Mojapelo added:

The other gunmen fled the scene in a bakkie, which was later found abandoned in Mamone Village, and the hunt for the remaining suspects continues.

Cases of murder, armed robbery, and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition are under investigation.

The person who was arrested is expected to appear in the Sekhukhune Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“The speedy reaction by the members that led to the arrest of the suspect is highly commendable. The remaining suspects must be hunted down and be brought to book. We, however, strongly warn community members to desist from taking the law into their own hands,” police commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said.

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