Before the attack, the community gathered “to discuss the matter”.
“They then started tracing the suspect until they caught him around the village and attacked him,” said Ngoepe.
A case of murder was opened, the suspects involved were still unknown and there had been no arrests made, police said.
A manhunt for those involved has been launched, and police have asked those with information to come forward to assist in the investigation.
Limpopo police commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba condemned the continuous acts of mob attacks and killings, which are prevalent in many parts of the province.
Ledwaba has called on community members to abide by and to respect the rule of law by cooperating with police instead of taking the law into their own hands.
“Those who still participate in these barbaric acts will be dealt with harshly and without compromise,” said Ledwaba.
The police are yet to make any arrest.