Young South African musician murdered

The death of 27-year-old Thoriso Themane made headlines on Tuesday, with allegations he was killed by a group of school children who filmed his murder. His body was found dumped in Flora Park, Polokwane, on Sunday. Amid the #JusticeForThoriso posts which trended on Twitter from Tuesday were two videos depicting what seems to be Themane’s last moments alive. One of the videos show what seems like a bloodied and unresponsive Themane lying on the ground as he is still being kicked in the face by a group of unidentified people. Another video shows what seems like his lifeless body being carried by the limbs by his attackers.

Thoriso Themane’s father described his son as a generous man who loved the church and music very much.

Five teenagers were arrested over the weekend in connection with Themane’s murder, including a teen who allegedly posted a video on social media boasting that no one will do anything to him because his father is a policeman.

Themane’s father, Mahlapahlapana, said it was painful that he thought his son would bury him but now he was the one who has to bury his son. The suspects will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of murder.

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