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Two arrested for 'assaulting' man to death

By Frank Maponya | Feb 02, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

LEBOWAKGOMO police in Limpopo have arrested two men aged 24 and 34 in connection with the brutal killing of a man after an argument.

Police spokesperson Captain Mamphaswa Seabi said the incident took place at about 8pm on Saturday at Makurung village in GaMphahlele.

He said the victim, Albert Mphahlele, allegedly had an argument with the two men who assaulted him.

"Preliminary investigations have revealed that the deceased was beaten to death after a brief argument," Seabi said.

He said the men were arrested afterwards and would appear in the Thabamoopo magistrate's court soon.

"As police we will make sure that anyone who takes the law into their own hands is brought to book and justice takes its course," he said.

Meanwhile, police in Lebowakgomo have opened an inquest docket after Schalk Engelbrecht, 28, was found dead on Friday in a company truck .

Seabi said preliminary investigations revealed that Engelbrecht had gassed himself. But the real cause of his death was still under investigation.

"We would like to encourage people who are experiencing any form of depression to consult the relevant institutions," Seabi said.


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