Four victims of mob justice within a week

 Four suspected robbers have all dies within the past week, this comes after one robber was set alight In Philipi.

Another burnt body of an unidentified man was discovered by a school teacher on Monday at Bongolethu Primary School in Browns Farm. Police stated they are following up on leads in order to arrest the suspects responsible for this murder.

A 23-year-old man was stoned to death on Sunday, allegedly by an angry mob, after being accused of attempting to rob a resident in Kosovo, Philippi.

On Friday, an unidentified man was found on the street after allegedly being beaten to death. He was accused of attempting to steal a cellphone in Litha Park, Khayelitsha. Last Monday, 24-year-old Samkelo Nyeka was burnt and stoned to death after being accused of stealing clothes.

Luvuyo Mamba of Kosovo Community Police Forum (CPF) said he doesn’t condone violence nor the community taking the law into their own hands.

Gugulethu Development Forum secretary Vincent Domingo said that the spike in incidents of alleged mob justice stemmed from a deeper issue. This is a reflection that they are slowly losing faith in the police and felt the need to protect themselves and this needed urgent attention.

By Everngelista Muza


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