Limpopo police have apprehended eight individuals in a suspected mob justice incident in Salema Village, Limpopo, who reportedly tied a 37-year-old lady behind her car and dragged her for many kilometers.
Lieutenant-Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi, a police spokeswoman, said the eight men, aged 18 to 38, were apprehended on Friday morning following a combined operation by Saselamani detectives, the Vhembe task team, the Tactical Response Team, and Crime Intelligence.
Basani Portia Shuma, a local money lender, was purportedly suspected by the mob of being responsible for the disappearance of a local guy.
According to Seabi, on April 11, the victim was tied to her car and carried to the bushes by a crowd.
While the police were looking for the victim, the mob began throwing stones at them.
The crowd also set fire to Shuma’s house and destroyed her Toyota, both of which were worth R200 000. She was sent to Malamulele Hospital but died shortly after the arrival.
The accused have been charged with murder, public violence, arson, and malicious property damage and are due to appear at the Saselamani Magistrate’s Court soon.