Eastwood: Mob burns murder suspect’s home

2010-02-26 00:00

AN angry mob set a house alight in Eastwood yesterday evening.

Ward 34 councillor Khetho Dladla said he has no details, but believes the attack resulted from the release of suspects from custody who had been arrested in connection with the murder of a community member on Saturday.

Dladla said a man was found dead on Sunday morning with wounds to his body.

He said that when people realised the suspects were out, they went to a house thought to be the home of one of the suspects and set it alight.

Dladla called the police and firefighters.

It is not clear whether there were people inside the house.

“We calmed people down and asked them to go home because it is the police’s duty to deal with criminals. Burning the house is not a right thing to do because innocent people could get hurt,” said Dladla.

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