Giyani -The Giyani Police Officers are investigating the Attempted Murder, Arson, and Malicious Damage to property cases following an incident that took place on Sunday, October 18 at about 09h00 at Gandlanani village near Giyani.
It is alleged that angry community members went on a rampage where they burned a male victim accused him of the disappearance of a 25-year-old Mahlori Maluleka from maxavele village outside Giyani in Limpopo on Friday, August 08.
The community claimed they consulted a local sangoma about the disappearance of Maluleka and they were told that the brickyard business owner and his two employees were responsible for this disappearance.
The missing person was a University learner in one of the institutions in Gauteng and was reported missing on August 08 and still not yet found after a serious search by community members and the police.
The police report that the Vahlave Bricks had to be rescued after an angry mob tortured him with a burned tire. He was immediately rushed to Nkhensani Hospital with burning wounds sustained during the torture.
Then community members proceeded to the house of the mother of the local businessman known as Vahlave Bricks and immediately burned down a house together with three(03) motor vehicles that were parked inside the house.
And suddenly proceeded to another house which belonged to the employee of the same business where they set alight his house.
Thereafter they came with the vehicle belonging to the same Businessman and set it alight on street.
They also went to the brickyard belonging to the same businessman where they burned the office and some of the property.
The speedy reaction by the police managed to dispatch the angry community members.
The total number of houses burned so far is three, including 3 vehicles.
The highly respond by the South African Police Service in Limpopo ensured that all-powerful resources such as a chopper are sent to the scene to ensure that the situation is stabilized and Mopani District Commissioner Major General Mathebula together with his multidisciplinary team are present at the scene.
Anyone with information that can assist the police to arrest the suspects on this case contact Detective Col Mzimbha 082 729 1077or 08600 10111.