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Empangeni man stabs to death two people, gets killed in mob attack

Durban – Two people have been killed and another seriously wounded after a man went on a stabbing spree in Empangeni on the north coast.

Police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane says the assailant’s first victim was a 10-year-old girl who had been walking to school with her friends.

“The suspect allegedly stabbed a 10-year-old girl to death. The other learners managed to escape. [The attacker] then stabbed a 59-year-old man who had been in the area.”

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The second victim also succumbed to his injuries.

A third person, a woman, sustained serious injuries and had to be taken to hospital for further care.

Zwane says the attacker then became a victim of mob justice.

“Community members who saw the incident attacked the suspect.”

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The man was beaten to death before being set alight.

“He died instantly. Empangeni SAPS have opened, altogether, three counts of murder as well as one of attempted murder.”

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