Mpuma mob attack probed

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Johannesburg - A video of a man being beaten to death by a crowd in Stilfontein Extension H, outside KwaMhlanga, for allegedly stealing a cellphone, is being investigated, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.

“Yes, we are investigating the incident. It happened on Friday, May 16,” Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.

“We are in possession of the video but it only surfaced last week Friday. We are looking at those people in the video and we hope with the assistance of the community we can make arrests.”

He said because police did not know the people in the video, they required the community's assistance to ensure the right people were arrested.

The video shows the man being taken along a road, pushed, and beaten, with at least two men kicking and punching him after he falls to the ground.

A crowd of people look on, with the person recording the video on a cellphone capturing at least one other woman doing the same thing.

The investigation was continuing, said Mohlala. - Sapa

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