Mob attacks, kills 2 suspected thieves

2012-02-06 08:45
Johannesburg - Two men died and two were critically injured when they were attacked by Diepsloot community members, north of Johannesburg, in the early hours of Monday morning, Johannesburg emergency management services said.

"The men were accused of stealing in the Diepsloot area and the community went looking for them and started beating them," spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

"All four men suffered multiple injuries, including head and spinal injuries. Two died on the scene and the other two were taken to the Tembisa hospital."

Mulaudzi said the incident was handed over to the police to investigate.

He appealed to the community to not take justice into their own hands and let the law runs its course.

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