A Polokwane man Mguni Masilela succumbed to fatal head injuries following a mob attack after he was caught shoplifting five wine bottles from a local supermarket.
Eye-witness reveals that Masilela was stopped by a security guard a few steps after exiting a local supermarket, the security personnel is alleged to have suspected the accused following is sudden change of shape and a tip off by fellow shopper.
“He is my workmate, we are all taxi drivers but we always wonder where he gets extra money to buy these hot stuffs as he is always stocked up and drunk with expensive wines.
He stole all these bottles – pointing at empty wine bottles- he was caught by the security guard after a tip-off from a fellow customer. People forced him to drink five wine bottles and attacked him when he failed to finish. Right now the paramedics took him to hospital, I don’t have finer details but he sustained serious head injuries.”
Mguni is believed to be an abusive husband and a father of three.
Efforts to get a comment from supermarket management were fruitless, since the operations supervisor wasn’t around by the time reporting.