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'Liquor thief' dies under businessman's car

By Frank Maponya, Limpopo bureau | Dec 14, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

A businessman is being investigated over allegations that he took the law into his own hands and ran over a 23-year-old man he suspected of stealing from him.

The suspected thief died on Tuesday night near the businessman's warehouse in the Veldspaat industrial area.

According to Polokwane police spokesman Warrant Officer Lesiba Ramoshaba, the businessman's premises had been broken into and liquor stolen.

He said the 30-year-old businessman reportedly noticed a group of people leaving his premises and allegedly chased after them in his car.

"One of them was run over and died instantly," the spokesman said.

The businessman has been charged with culpable homicide and the docket sent to the director for public prosecutions for a decision on whether to prosecute.

"Circumstances that led to the killing of the victim are still the subject of police investigations," Ramashaba said.

- frankm@sowetan.co.za

COMMENTS [ 7 ]

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Ayeye bazonya, Christmas is around even rookies will try to steal. But you should have asked them boss not call police to take finger prints and capture the vandal. Now u r in trouble.

Dec 14, 2012 7:37 | 0 replies

Run them with your car all of them.

Dec 14, 2012 8:30 | 0 replies

You see how LIMPOPO tame thiefs EC and KZN must start the studies Today, you steal next time you rape your mother

Dec 14, 2012 8:45 | 0 replies

There is no case here if I were the business man I would have done the same thing

Dec 14, 2012 8:59 | 0 replies

Should have ran/rammed the whole lot with his car.

Good ridance, one less scavenger on mother earth

Dec 14, 2012 9:19 | 0 replies

yah good kill those shangaans

Dec 14, 2012 10:6 | 0 replies

IN-SU-RANCE.

Dec 14, 2012 10:53 | 0 replies