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7 men gunned down in KZN

2012-08-11 16:10

Durban - Seven men have been gunned down in Pomeroy, northern KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Saturday.

They were believed to part of an anti-stock theft group, said Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

"The police were combing the area and found the seventh body in the bushes in the same area."

He was found late on Friday night, said Mdunge.

Assault


The group on Thursday apprehended a man suspected of stock theft and took him to the Nkunzini area, where they ordered him to point out the location of the stolen cattle, said Mdunge.

They assaulted him during this time, and a resident who saw what was happening confronted them.

An argument ensued and the resident then mobilised residents, who cornered the group and shot them.

Police were still investigating the murders and searching the area, Mdunge said.

No arrests have been made yet.

Comments
  • mfrater - 2012-08-11 16:28

    Just another day in lawless SA.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-11 16:46

    Mob justice! I suppose if the government wont help-this is what will happen.

      hentie.devries - 2012-08-11 16:55

      Wait... so stock was stolen, one of the thieves were captured and made to talk, and residents kill the good guys? What the flying f!#!

      billy.bunter.779 - 2012-08-11 17:39

      @MeAgain-that's the whole point of why mob justcice is wrong. A mob cannot arrest, investigate and execute a person (which is likely what would have happened here). What if they had the wrong person? How can you so easily say "one of the thives were captured"? "the good guys?" We don't live in the era of Judge Dredd.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-08-11 19:59

      @meagain...fubar

  • louise.minnie - 2012-08-11 17:10

    No to death penalty especially since the way the government departments are being run the wrong people will be sent to the gallows!

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-08-11 17:21

    Murder is common crime in SA. Normal procedures will follow, investigation, arrests, courts, prison and finally medical parole. What a system!

      Wally Walters - 2012-08-11 17:37

      SA the murder capital of the world its ok to the ruling anc government

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-11 17:44

      Eugene, you make it sound like we are about to get a gold medal for murder...

      gotterdammerung.sa - 2012-08-11 18:40

      @thabo - very good summation. It would be funny if it was not so scary

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-08-11 17:43

    Mob justicee.

  • Ditantane - 2012-08-11 17:45

    another kzn olimpic sport.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-08-11 17:48

    kzn makes he headlines these days bad and good. I say let it go!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-11 18:07

    KZN again. If these are the embers of The People's War I feel for the Police.

  • michil.chegwidden - 2012-08-11 21:15

    No let them sort out them self's, its becoming like Port Harcourt in Nigeria.

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