Three suspects arrested for murder and attempted murder in name of mob justice.

 Three residents of Makhaza in Khayelitsha were arrested for allegedly participating in self-defense justice when five men accused by residents of being involved in criminal activity were beaten and stoned to death.

Two of the men were killed and three others reside in the hospital with serious injuries from the attack.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said an investigation by members of the Harare police force led to the arrest on Wednesday. Suspects aged between 27 and 32, were still in custody and are expected to appear in Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court today for murder and attempted murder. He also further stated the police strongly condemn the act of vigilance in our communities and encourage them to report any criminal activity to the police so that the law can take its course.

Neighborhood councilor Danile Khatshwa said kangaroo courts were spreading to different parts of the area, as residents believed police were inundated with crime. He said that while he understood the community’s frustrations, he did not tolerate mob justice.

 By Everngelista Muza


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