Arrests made after mob killing

2011-08-10 08:50

Thirty people were arrested for allegedly killing a man who they accused of business robbery in Bityi about 5km outside Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said today.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the 35-year-old man was assaulted and killed last night.

The community said he had robbed a spaza shop in the area.

“We have set up campaigns in these areas where the community are taking the law into their own hands,” Fatyela said.

The 30 arrested were expected to appear in the Mthatha Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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