The South African Police
Service in the Eastern Cape has called the community of Lugelweni Village not
to take the law into their own hands, following the death of a 30-year-old
Police Spokesperson Khaya
Tonjeni said the victim is alleged to have been stoned to death by an angry
“The community was complaining
about the alleged deceased’s involvement in the killing of other people in the
village.” Tonjeni said.
“It is alleged that on 20
September 2015, a group of young people from the village mobilized themselves
to go to the deceased’s place to assault him. When the deceased saw them
coming, he ran away but was caught by the mob and assaulted with stones and
Tonjeni said they will not
tolerate this behaviour, because avenge seekers become criminals themselves and
Saps will have no option but to arrest them for their unlawful actions.
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