Man attacked with sjamboks over alleged theft

Five suspects appeared in the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after they allegedly beat up a 38-year-old man after accusing him of stealing money.
Police spokesperson Sgt Kelebogile Trom said the suspects, aged 35, 37, 38, 40 and 45 respectively, were recently arrested after beating up Kenneth Tladi on 9 August in Kanana.
They face charges of house robbery and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.
At the time the police reported how they rescued the victim and transported him to hospital after he had been beaten with sjamboks and sticks for allegedly stealing money.
Trom reported how six males forcefully entered the man’s shack in Kanana on that day at about 05:00.
‘The man told the police that he was woken up and interrogated about money that had allegedly been stolen.’
‘They started searching him and took R8000 from his wallet and a cell phone valued at R850. He was then assaulted and taken out of his shack to a street in Top City, where they continued to assault him. Members of the community came and poured water over him and continued to hit him until the police came and rescued him,’ reported Trom.