Cops bust 22 for vigilantism

2010-06-24 13:17

Twenty-two people were arrested for allegedly hacking a man to

death in KwaMbonambi in northern KwaZulu-Natal this morning, police said.

“Police found the body of Phila Gina (30) with chop wounds on

various parts of his body,” said Brigadier Phindile Radebe.

Those arrested were at the scene.

“These individuals admitted that they had assaulted the victim.

They claim that various people on the farm were robbed by the deceased the

previous night,” said Radebe.

“However, we strongly condemn the actions of these


Gina was suspected of being a criminal in the area.

All 22 were arrested on suspicion of murder and expected to appear

in court soon.

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