Street ‘justice’ for robbers

2011-06-08 14:15

Two men were beaten to death by local Zimbane community members, after stealing a gun and attempting to rob a shop, Mthatha police said today.

“We strongly condemn the killings as this showed that members of the community continue to take law into their hands,” Captain Alfred Zamukulungisa Jozana said.

The men, aged 22 and 27, were in the process of robbing the shop on Tuesday night when they were taken outside and beaten.

“This happens all the time in Mthatha. In this case the people knew the men.

“They were angry that incidents like this continued to happen in their own town.”

A murder case has been opened and no arrests have yet been made.

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