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2022/06/09      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 08 June 2022-The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has appreciated the swift investigation and arrest of three suspects, today Wednesday 08 June 2022 at Mhluzi.

The Police report indicates that on the evening of Saturday 04 June 2022, a 27 year old man was attacked by a group of residents after being accused of breaking into a church in Avalon, Mhluzi.

The victim was allegedly assaulted with an assortment of objects until he succumbed. He was then dragged to another area within Avalon and left there. The said male victim was discovered by the community on the following day, unconscious, and they immediately alerted the Police and he was declared dead by the paramedics.

A murder case was registered at Mhluzi Police Station and immediately detectives conducted their full blown investigation which led to the arrest of three suspects; a female aged 35 and two males both aged 48. The trio were arrested with the help of community members who hate crime. They will be appearing in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court soon. More arrests are imminent.

The Provincial Commissioner has expressed her appreciation on the determination and commitment displayed  by the Detectives at Mhluzi during investigation of this case. She however condemned mob justice by the community as they are expected to allow justice to take its cause.