Girl found in pit toilet, three people stoned to death

VAALBANK – A woman, her boyfriend and son, her son, died after the community reportedly stoned them to death on Saturday.

This is after Nomsa Sambo’s (8) was found in a pit toilet at one of the suspect’s homes. The girl was reported missing a week ago.

READ | Mkhondo murder case postponed to February

Police reports reveal that information emerged about a man who was allegedly seen carrying Nomsa to his house. The suspect was taken in for questioning and a kidnapping case was opened.“There was insufficient evidence by then to charge him, hence he was later released. Later, information surfaced that the missing child was inside a pit toilet at the suspect’s residence,” reads a statement from the police.

Girl (8) found in pit toilet, three people stoned to death
Torched house.

The body was discovered as well as bodies of three individuals, two males and one female on the street. The deceased were identified as Zele Papo Machika (53), Pauline Maubane (51) and Pauline’s son, Thabo Maubane (32). Two vehicles burnt to ashes were also discovered.

READ MORE | Investigation underway after councillor’s murder in Mkhondo

The police have changed the case of kidnapping to murder, while they also investigated three counts of murder. Acting MEC for Community Safety, Speedy Mashilo has called on communities to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

Girl (8) found in pit toilet, three people stoned to death
Torched vehicle belonging to one of the suspects.

“Crime levels in the country are unacceptably high. Many people continue to suffer and lose their loved ones at the hands of criminals. It is therefore important that we all work together to solve existing crime cases and take part in efforts to prevent crime. Communities should continue to play a role by giving the police information and tip-offs rather than becoming involved in vigilantism,” said Mashilo.

Related articles

Speedster arrested on the N4 Schoemankloof Road

The Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU)  arrested a 40 year old male for excessive speeding on Tuesday. The driver was travelling in a Black VW Golf 5 on the N4...

Missing Junior Mabandla found buried in shallow grave

Six year-old Junior Mabandla's body was found after a month since he went missing last month. According to police, an 18-year-old man has since been apprehended in connection with the discovery. Colonel Donald Mdluli said police...

Two suspects appear in court for Bonisiwe Mabuza’s murder

KANYAMAZNE- Two suspects, identified as Marvellous Tshepo Madonsela(33) and Mbuyiseni Isaac Sikhiti (34) appeared in the kaNnyamazane Periodical Court today. This is in connection with the murder of Bonisiwe Mabuza who went missing last week...

Body of kaNyamazane missing woman found buried

After almost a week since Bonisiwe Mabuza (37) went missing, her body was found following arrests made over last weekend. Her body was exhumed on Monday afternoon at the Luphisa Graveyard after she was murdered...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.