Diepsloot residents attack alleged killer

Johannesburg -

A man who allegedly killed another man with a pickaxe handle was caught and assaulted by Diepsloot residents on Wednesday morning, Gauteng police said.

A domestic worker has been found dead in her employer's farmhouse in Kraalhoek, near Rustenburg, police said. Credit: Independent Newspapers

The residents, of Diepsloot extension four, then alerted the police, said Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela.

The man, who sustained head and body injuries, was taken to a local hospital, where he was under police guard. He would appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Mavimbela said he had been wanted for a murder in Diepsloot extension 12 on Saturday.

During the attack, he accused the other man of stealing his Okapi knife, and threatened a third man with the knife when he tried to intervene, said Mavimbela. - Sapa