'Thug' killed for nothing
He was innocent - cops
THE Limpopo "thug" who died from injuries inflicted by angry students of the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus was actually killed for nothing.
Police have discovered that Lekau Ephraim Mamabolo, 24, of Unit F in Mankweng, and seven of his friends were innocent people who had gone to the university to chill with their friends.
The incident happened on Wednesday last week when a group of eight men, including Mamabolo, went to the institution.
A female student was allegedly robbed of her cellphone and she raised the alarm. Other students apprehended five of the men (three managed to flee and were arrested later) and assaulted them severely. The victims were rescued by the police and taken to hospital.
There were allegations that the men were responsible for a spate of criminal activities in and around the campus. The university had been experiencing a number of criminal activities in the recent past. Students were being robbed of their belongings. A law student was stabbed to death two weeks ago.
Mankweng police spokesman Constable Moses Molepo confirmed yesterday that all suspects had been freed.
He said their investigations had revealed that the victims were not linked to incidents on campus.
But university spokesman Kgalema "DK" Mohuba, said they had not yet received official confirmation of the police investigations.