Shock over Polokwane murder fuels calls for #JusticeforThorisho
South Africans are united in calling for justice for Thorisho Themane after video footage purportedly showing him being beaten to death emerged on social media on Tuesday.
Themane, 27, who is from Limpopo, was allegedly killed by a group of high school pupils. His body was found dumped in Flora Park, Polokwane, on Sunday morning.
The video shows a bleeding Themane lying down as his attackers continue to kick him.
Twitter has been flooded with comments from people urging the police and the Limpopo basic education department to secure justice for Themane.
This is a video of the man being beaten 2death,son of a policeman in limpopo positively with a smile said they won't do anything to him because his father s untouchable after killing this inocent young man from flora Park on Saturday .it was him and 4other kids#JusticeforThoriso pic.twitter.com/TfpBpui821— Penny👑 The Venda Girl🌼 (@penny_muchongo) February 26, 2019
Is this what it's come to? Thinking it's normal to watch your friends murder someone while you film it?— Yukio Mathebula (@YukioSoul) February 26, 2019
At what point does your conscious kick in and you ask yourself "what if that were me, and someone just stood by and filmed all this"?#JusticeforThoriso
The police's Moatshe Ngoape confirmed that the body of the young man was found on the street in the early hours of Sunday. Themane was taken to hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival.
One person has been taken in for questioning.