Mob allegedly kills Khayelitsha man

2017-05-11 13:27
An 18-year-old man from Khayelitsha allegedly became the victim of mob justice.

An 18-year-old man from Khayelitsha allegedly became the victim of mob justice. (Mandla Mahashe )

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The body of an 18-year old man’s body was discovered near Khayelitsha Training Centre after he was allegedly beaten by an angry mob on Wednesday 10 May. 

Sources at the scene say the deceased was part of a group that tried to a rob man on his way to work in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  

Police could not confirm the circumstances around the incident, but warned people not take law into their hands.

“The circumstances surrounding the death an 18-year-old man whose body was found, are under investigation. A murder case was opened for investigation,” said provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk. 

He spoke against residents enforcing “roadside justice”  and called on them “to let the police carry out their work.” 

“People have the responsibility to report crime to the police. We understand that people are angry and aggrieved, but they should afford the accused person the opportunity to face the law. They must have confidence in the police to be able to handle the situation to their satisfaction,” Van Wyk warned. 

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