Police have condemned mob attack and vigilantism after community members stoned taxis and burnt them.
The accident occurred yesterday afternoon at Maijane village in Ga-Mphahle outside Lebowakgomo
Police spokesperson Moetshe Ngeope said, "It is alleged that the local community members stoned four taxis and burnt one to ashes after a group of taxi people forced one resident to use the taxi instead of hiking near Seleteng taxi rank."
He also said the Police were notified, reacted swiftly and the situation was then brought back to normal and cases of malicious damage to property and assault were then opened.
Ngeope said there is no arrest yet but the Police investigations including the identification of those involved are still continuing.
"Members of the Community must at all times resort to the legal processes in case of any situation or conflict rather than engaging in violence acts which is totally uncalled for and all perpetrators involved in this incident, are going to be dealt with mercilessly and without compromise' Provincial Commissioner General Ledwaba.
Anyone who can assist with information which can assist the Police to arrest all those who participated in this crimes, may contact Captain Richard Boshane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.