Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Family of disabled teenager who was killed by vigilantes say the police let them down..

The family of a mentally disabled teen, killed by an angry mob in Samora Machel, Cape Town, says the police have let them down.

15-year-old Thando Hani was beaten to death after he was wrongfully accused of theft.

A thief, aware of his mental state, allegedly gave the boy stolen items after realizing residents were searching for him.

Thando's family says the police, instead of helping them, told them to go and investigate the case themselves.

 After the horrific murder of Hani, who was attacked by a mob accusing him of breaking into a house and making off with cellphones and cash, his distraught grandmother says, the teen was so brutally beaten, they couldn’t even dress him in the funeral clothes they had bought.

She says the police has let them down.

Done By: Yandisa Qwabe

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