Police again warned villagers not to take the law into their own hands after a suspected criminal was killed.
The mob charged on the suspect after the discovery of the half-naked body of a woman on Sunday 28 February at approximately 07:15.
Karabo Kgomo was found lying on the side of the road at Tibanefontein.
“Indications are that the woman was assaulted with a brick on the head. It is also suspected that she might have been raped,” said police spokesperson Ronel Otto.
“Members of the community moblised, and accused 23-year-old Jeffrey Tumelo of being responsible for the death of the woman.”
He attempted to flee from the crowd but he was overpowered, assaulted and set alight.
He died on the scene. No arrests have as yet been made in connection with either of the two murders and investigations are continuing. Provincial Commissioner Lt Genl Fannie Masemola condemned the incident and urged community leaders and the religious fraternity to work with the police to bring the perpatrators of both murders to book.
“We cannot allow members of the community to take the law into their own hands and brutally kill another human being to justify the killing of another,” he said.
“This community must now come together under the mantle of their leaders to expose those responsible for these despicable deeds so that proper justice can be served,” he said.