Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo
20 February 2023
A 38 year old suspect had to be snatched by the Baberton Police from outrageous mob after he was reportedly caught in Baberton dumping site pushing a trolley with a 19-year-old woman’s body wrapped inside a bag.
This shocking incident occurred yesterday Sunday, 19 February 2023 at about 14h15.
The suspicious looking man caught the attention of three ladies when they reportedly saw him pushing the trolley seemed heavy for him.
The ladies then stopped a certain taxi operator driving in a kombi at the traffic lights, narrated what they observed and requested him to assist in investigating.
Upon seeing them, the bag fell from the man’s trolley.
His bag was opened by one of the concerned citizens and it was a surprise when the human body of a lady was found inside.
The Police in Barberton were immediately called however when they arrived some community members had already started assaulting him.
Be as it may, police managed to calm down the situation and the suspect was rescued from the angry mob.
The man was arrested then taken to hospital to receive treatment under police guard.
The motive as well as cause of death is yet to be established and a post-mortem will be conducted.
Currently police investigation continues to unearth this whole shocking incident.
Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned this incident whilst appreciating the citizens who played a vital role in uncovering this tragedy.