Polokwane residents say they won't vote if those accused of murdering Thoriso Themane don't stay behind bars. Courtesy #DStv403
POLOKWANE – Polokwane residents took to the streets in their numbers on Friday highlighting the scourge of gangsterism in Thoriso Themane's hometown.
Three more teenagers linked to the crime have been arrested, increasing the number of those behind bars to nine.
Police say one girl and 8 boys are now in custody.
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Angry Polokwane residents say they won't vote if those accused of murdering Themane don't stay behind bars.
Themane was murdered, allegedly by a gang of teenagers who filmed the incident.
When residents arrived at Polokwane Police Station, they demanded Themane’s death be the last of its kind and they threatened to take the law into their own hands.
Police are promising to respond to the demands.
However, organisers of the march say arrests aren’t enough and are threatening to lobby for boycotting elections if the suspects don’t remain in jail.
Themane will be laid to rest on Saturday.
Three more people have been arrested in connection with Thoriso Themane's death, bringing the total number of suspects in custody to nine. Courtesy #DStv403