Mob kills 2 boys in E/Cape

2010-05-20 07:36

An angry mob brutally killed two teenage boys accused of robbing

two elderly women in Xhongora near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

The police’s Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the pair, both aged 16,

allegedly robbed two elderly women of R400 and R100 cash. Fatyela said members

of the community caught the two boys and beat them with sticks and a sjambok

before setting them alight.

“They were already dead when police arrived at the scene,” said

Fatyela, adding that the police were called about an hour after the boys had

been killed.

Eighteen people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested in

connection with the killings this morning.

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