Six murder accused jailed

2015-05-07 06:00
A man was killed in Site C.

A man was killed in Site C.

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A man was killed and another is still fighting for his life in hospital after they were attacked by a group of residents who accused them for alleged robberies, in Site C, Khayelitsha, on Monday.

The duo was subjected to severe mob justice after being accused of robbing a resident of her cellphone.

The identity of the would-be victim of the robbery was only known by some residents who were part of the vigilante group and flatly refused to provide any information to City Vision regarding the robbery.

Police officers who rushed to the scene found tires put around the duo, in Jafta Masemola road.

A source at the scene, who did not want to give his name, said the two were put on top of each other and that it seemed the attackers were about to burn them before police arrived.

Constable Thembakazi Jacobs, spokesperson for Khayelitsha police, said the deceased is about 35 years old.

Jacobs said police condemned the attack.

“We urge residents to stop taking the law into their hands under any circumstances. We will arrest anyone found taking the law into their hands. Residents must contact the police if they have any information about criminal activities that are happening in their areas,” Jacobs said.

She also said the police were investigating the case of murder and attempted murder.

Jacobs the alleged robbery victim has not come forward to open a case with the police.

Meanwhile six persons accused mob justice were sentenced to 18 years each for the murder of three men they suspected of house breaking in 14 March 2012.

Two of the accused were a husband and wife and another a relative of their.

Jacobs said the couple had opened a case of house breaking with Harare police, but later took part in the ‘Kangaroo court’ that found the men guilty and sentenced them to ‘death’.

“they took the law into their own hands by attacking the three deceased. They were charged for kidnapping and murder,”

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