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sapsBusinessLive reports that five people allegedly linked to the deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus carrying a group of mineworkers in Burgersfort‚ Limpopo‚ have been arrested.  

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said on Wednesday that the group‚ aged between 21 and 30‚ were arrested in different locations in operations over the last two days.  They will appear in the Mecklenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on six counts of murder‚ malicious damage to property and attempted murder.  Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba had assembled a high-level team of investigators to track down those responsible.  A reward of up to R500‚000 had also been offered.  Six people — four men and two women — were burned to death in the attack on the bus on Monday evening, while 28 others were injured.  About 50 mineworkers had been on board at the time.  The motive for the attack has not yet been established.  Meanwhile‚ the process of identifying the six deceased has commenced.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Five nabbed for killing six Limpopo mine workers, at The Citizen
  • And also, Five arrested for murder of miners who were burnt beyond recognition, at Mining Weekly
  • Read a police press statement at SAPS online

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