Suspect admitted in Hospital after Police shot him.

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By: Giyani View reporter

The South African Police Service, (SAPS) in Limpopo have condemned in the strongest possible terms the torching of Vhulaudzi Police station, and two police vehicles.

Police said on Tuesday night a group of angry community members staged an illegal gathering, barricaded the access road to the Vhalaudzi station outside Thohoyandou and attacked on Police.

“The members on duty tried to repel them by firing some shots, in the process police were overpowered by the mob of about 700. The police building was completely gutted and the police vans, that were recently allocated to the station were also burnt”. The police said

The building was initially used as a satellite police station and years late it was converted into a fully fledged police station after the same community made a call to the SAPS, to have the satellite converted into a fully fledged police station.

Police spokersperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said “the mob was protesting about the disappearance of Mavis Mabala who earlier went missing”.

“POPS members were deployed to reinforce the local police and managed to remove the barricades. The police immediately launched a manhunt and subsequently arrested six people between the age of 19 and 41. One of the suspects between the age of 21 was admitted in hospital after he was shot in the thigh”. Mojapelo added