N West premier condemns mob attack

2013-05-25 22:48
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Johannesburg - North West Premier Thandi Modise condemned the killing of a man by an angry mob in Lomanyaneng, near Mahikeng, on Saturday.

"Vigilantism is lawlessness.

"There is no justification for people to take the law into their own hands," said Modise.

Earlier on Saturday, North West police said a 24-year-old man had been stoned to death by community members.

Spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said earlier that a 24-year-old man had allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the chest and then ran away.

She died at the scene.

Community members chased the alleged knifeman, brought him back to where the woman had died and stoned him to death.

According to Modise, the mob was made up of mourners attending a funeral nearby.

They heard the woman screaming and ran to her house.

Modise said she was confident police would arrest those responsible for killing the man and the courts would deliver justice.

The police are investigating two cases of murder.

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