POLOKWANE - The police in Limpopo have condemned the brutal killing of three unidentified men by residents in the province.
Limpopo provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba said the men were killed by residents of Dithabeng village in gaMphahlele, outside Lebowakgomo on Friday.
"It all started on Wednesday, 2019-07-31 when nine cattle were allegedly brought to the premises of a certain family in the area by a man from the adjacent village of Makurung for safe-keeping until a trailer to transport them is organised," Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.
On Friday, the same man returned, driving a bakkie with a trailer, and "before he could take the cattle community members mobilised and accosted a 46-year-old woman whose premises was used to keep the said cattle, threatening to kill her".
"In the process, she was let go after she managed to point out the person who brought the cattle. The already agitated community members allegedly grabbed the man and two others, stoned them, and set them alight."