3 men set alight with tyres

2012-03-20 11:23

Cape Town - Three men died after they were set alight with tyres in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the men were found near the Nkanini railway line in the Harare area on Monday night, surrounded by a large crowd.

"The community alleged that they were responsible for a spate of housebreakings in the Nkanini area."

Two men died on the scene while the third man died later in hospital. No arrests were made and murder dockets were opened.

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2012-03-20 11:31

    Talk about living in the past, it's the 80's all over again...

      Peter - 2012-03-20 12:17

      ......Blame it on ...... hmmmmmmm .... Just saw I only have 1400 characters left. The list of possible scape-goats is becoming just too lengthy! Please help N24!!

      njdejager - 2012-03-20 12:57

      Strange how the 80's seems to be repeating itself under THIS our so called democratic politically correct rule lol. When will this government ever wake up if ever?

      Pieter - 2012-03-21 09:43

      That's assuming much have changed since the 80's

  • Michael - 2012-03-20 11:33

    It is tragic when people have such little faith in our justice system that they take the law into their own hands. What if even one of these men were innocent? Since when does housebreaking deserve the death penalty?

  • Gavibear - 2012-03-20 11:33

    "No arrests were made" Yup... Sounds about right..

      Peter - 2012-03-20 12:17

      Sad that, isn't it?

  • Paul - 2012-03-20 11:35

    You'll probably find the people had been calling for the police to sort this out for ages but 'eish, no transport...'. Now that the community sorts it out suddenly the cops are all over the place. I saw it once before when a group called the cops because they'd caught a murderer but the cops said they had no vehicles. The crowd killed the murderer and suddenly the cops arrived lies flies.

      Schmee - 2012-03-20 17:39

      Probably find the police couldn't get there because the cop cars had no tyres.

  • Black - 2012-03-20 11:37

    Thats the way to go.

  • Mike - 2012-03-20 11:41

    The three victims were tyred from burning rubber all day, but they should have treaded lightly.

      Buck - 2012-03-20 12:46

      Confucious says: Man who rob House in Khayelitsha gets tired.

  • Marion - 2012-03-20 11:44

    May they RIP. No one deserves to die in this way. Hope they catch the ringleaders if no one else.

      procold2 - 2012-03-20 11:53

      right or wrong mob justice works marion and if they were the guilty guy's no waste of tax payer money on a long drawn out court case

      Trudy - 2012-03-20 12:00

      And if there were not guilty?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-20 12:15

      Remember the 'necklacing' acts performed by ANC members against other blacks for treason against the ANC during the apartheid regime?

      robert.cerff - 2012-03-20 12:58

      @procold2: "right or wrong" ? It's always wrong. Imagine if this were you and you were not guilty? Does that make it okay to have not wasted tax payer money? That's the dumbest thing I've heard in ages. Please clarify that point. Does anyone else not remember the Salem witch-hunt? All you needed was to be called a witch to be put to death. No proof, no fair trial... just mob justice. Nice going!

      Marion - 2012-03-20 14:00

      @procold2 - If mob justice works then why do we continue to have people stealing? @Tony Lapson - not quite sure what I'm supposed to make of that comment.

      Schmee - 2012-03-20 17:43

      I remember when they used to burn witches at the stake just for having an opinion that differed from the masses.

  • eugenewilli - 2012-03-20 11:47

    need a mob like that in my area!

      Trudy - 2012-03-20 12:05

      The mob and you are no better than the people that they killed. Old saying in neighbourhood where I grew up: "As 'n hond jou byt en jy byt terug, is jy ook 'n hond"

      Rudie - 2012-03-20 12:11

      Whooof whoof!!!!!

      Peter - 2012-03-20 12:20

      What neighbourhood was that Trudy? Hillbrow? Dunnottar? I wouldn't bite a dog there either!! Last time I bit a dog, I was sued by the owner for the vet's bill.

      nsda29 - 2012-03-20 12:59

      Eugene you better pray that you son or someone close to you doesn't get wrongly accused. These people were still suspects, there was no proof that it was them who were involved in the house breakings. The mob didn't conduct any investigations at all.

      Marion - 2012-03-20 14:02

      @Peter - surprised you even know about Dunnottar considering it's in the middle of nowhere. Or maybe it just stuck in your mind because you read somewhere that it is the safest place in Gauteng?

      Peter - 2012-03-20 14:16

      Nope Marion. I had close friends in Dunnottar, believe it or not? And I was also stationed at SAF down the road for a while before being shipped off North. So I know it well. Or rather, I knew it well. And it wasn't the safet place around. Specifically not on a Saturday night when all the local hooligans from Springs and surrounds started cruising for a bruising at 3am. Good memories though.

      Schmee - 2012-03-20 17:52

      Sure Eugene, wait until they mistakenly think that you are guilty.

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-20 11:54

    I dunno . . this tale will not end well.

  • Bomb - 2012-03-20 12:14

    Clear that the ANC and their bush tendencies have infiltrated the WCape.

  • Clive - 2012-03-20 12:16

    Winnie will no doubt be happy!

      Schmee - 2012-03-20 17:53

      The good ol' days are back she thinks.

  • RenĂ© Paige Lewis - 2012-03-20 12:22

    My Uncle was driving his truck through that place early Friday morning, apparently also through a bunch of protesters, they stoned his truck, striking him in the face with a brick... He died on Sunday morning from the severity of the injuries he suffered...

      lovenergy - 2012-03-20 12:34

      I am really sorry for your loss. We seem to forget that the innocent die more often in South Africa than the guilty.

      Trudy - 2012-03-20 12:34

      Sorry to hear about your uncle. May he rest in peace.

      Marion - 2012-03-20 14:04

      Sincere condolences to you and your family Rene. May he RIP.

  • Stephen - 2012-03-20 12:27

    I have no problem with the necklace if its used on the elite.

  • j.c.s.mailbox - 2012-03-20 12:29

    FOOLS WILL ALWAYS MAKE MOCKERY AND LAUGHING STOCK OF OTHERS MISERY...THEY CANT HELP IT COZ THEY R BORN THAT WAY... To be more serious, this is surely an outflow because of the SAPS incapability of maintaining law and order & S.A. justice system to help people on ground level with affordable court cases and justifiable penalties according the transgressions. But there are more human like ways of punish the culprits.

  • Virginia - 2012-03-20 12:32

    Just to be associated with these people as so called South Africans is sickening. This country requires justice at its best. These people like everyone else complain and nothing gets done, so they deal with justice themselves. What is the difference between Death sentence and this type of sentence, who knows that these were the guys doing the housebreaking???

      Merven - 2012-03-20 14:33

      Well Virginia, nobody had a problem with necklacing when the so called 'Freedom Fighters' were doing it.

      Schmee - 2012-03-20 22:51

      Speak for yourself Merven

  • Trevor - 2012-03-20 12:32 this the 1980??? We have riots,looting and now the good old necklace back in fashion...all we need is Banana Wagons and Caspirs then WELCOME BACK OLD SA..."Uit die Bloue van ons Hemel uit die diepte van ons see".....LMFAO....So what has the ANC changed...really you tell me...but for a few rich Black people...what has the ANC done for SA...OBSOLUTELY NOTHING...we going RIGHT back to where we where...and the majority are to blinded by race hate to realise voted for them...well then...goodluck.

  • Vaal-Donkie - 2012-03-20 12:33

    Winnie Mandela must be proud that her invention is still used three decades later.

  • Mzukisi - 2012-03-20 12:45

    @ Tony Lapson and Derek: Yes I remember those times vividly, but then I also remember Barend Strydom, Wouter Basson, Mark Scott Crossley Sharpeville Massacre and Soweto uprisings security forces as well to mention but a few, who also had the same mission!!!

      Merven - 2012-03-20 14:37

      Well Mzukisi, while you're mentioning Sharpeville and Soweto, if you throw rocks, petrol bombs and bottles at police, you do tend to get shot.

  • Derek - 2012-03-20 12:49

    braaing.....such a classic South African tradition....

  • Anastasia - 2012-03-20 12:52

    Betha,I was on duty that night. As far as bad days at the "office" go, this was one of the worst.

  • robert.cerff - 2012-03-20 12:55

    @Derek, quite right, the ANC don't run that province. I actually stated that. It is a DA run province. Violence limited to...? Um, this is SA! The Western Cape has a high level of violence all the time. Events like this are sadly far to frequent. As for Helen, sadly she's just drumming up political support (or trying to) by making such a violent, abominable act a political point. Sorry, she's fast losing points in my books. Not that she'll care about my vote no doubt. @Rohin, agreed this will become the way (or at least even more frequent)... but I'd hardly call it forward.

      J.A.Rademan - 2012-03-20 13:36

      Robert, the provinces don't run the police "service". This is a direct result of an inadequate police presence and action. There is no person as dangerous as a good person pushed too far. The criminals push, now the good are pushing back. Clearly the government that is represented by the police in this instance is still to blame, not the provinces.

  • Werner - 2012-03-20 13:07

    Well Done!!! Reason i hope they were guilty, if they were it`s called justice. The ANC`s way innocent untill proven guilty,turn them over to the police, they get arrested, out the same day on R1000 bail, and a few things can happen! 1 docket is missing,2 case goes on for years and still they go on with their job, or 3 case get`s dismissed due to lack of evidence. Due to the above i say Well Done we can all learn from them and get rid of these animals.

      fred5 - 2012-03-20 18:22

      Werner, I know of a case in Soweto way back where people in area did not like a family living amongst them. They were then accused of being spies for the NP government anjd the husband was necklaced. It later turned out to be a total innocent family and they eventually moved out of the area. One must not forget that in these areas, a different set of rules apply. See the uprising in Heidelberg. They are unhappy about service delivery, but loot the spazas of the foreigners. They are too lazy to work themselves or see them as oposition to their own businesses. What better oppertunity to get rid of your opposition. It is totally barbaric to be burned to death because you stole. Not even the Islamatic countries punish you this way. Ag nee sies man.

  • zuko.skitasi - 2012-03-20 13:15

    Wonderful work,that should send a message to the wannabe's.

      J.A.Rademan - 2012-03-20 13:39

      Yep, but I wonder what would happen if the "Plattekloof", "Constantia" residents burn a couple of burglars?

  • helen.derobillard - 2012-03-20 13:21

    I give up I give up, this country of our has gone to the dogs people have gone mad, South Africa is full of sick people. Most of SA leaders have criminal records, ANCYL as mad as a hatter, no education or wisdom to uplift the youth, coruption, robbing the poor what the blady hell!!!!!!! I whish I was younger I would imigrate, and live a full life with stable people aroungd me, and dont judge me, dam so sick of all the ^%^&%^^

      alwyn.snyman1 - 2012-03-20 13:39

      Helen, this is africa, a doomed rainbow nation who is wiping out their own colour. animals, who have no feeling of life, they kill their own young.

      J.A.Rademan - 2012-03-20 13:44

      How about going to Sweden where Anders will gun you down. Or go to France where a drive by motorcyclist guns you down. Not to talk about the middle east where strapping on bombs is fashion. The whole world has gone nuts.

      helen.derobillard - 2012-03-20 14:12

      @J.A.Rademan I have family that have imigrated there lives have changed so, they can walk the streets at night, dont have to live in fear from the time they open there eyes, if if you think we live in a sunny SA wake up, dont think for one moment you a not a target, it will come sooner or later that is for sure

  • Gary - 2012-03-20 13:26


  • Virginia - 2012-03-20 13:28

    I understand why the community take the law into their own hands but..... to burn people like this makes me realize just how savage and barbaric people in this country still are.

  • celeste.rsa - 2012-03-20 14:03

    I have to agree with Trudy, some of you people are really sick! And yes, I've been robbed, had my car stolen and my father was murdered by robbers, but NOTHING justifies this barbaric behaviour.

  • helen.derobillard - 2012-03-20 14:13

    @J.A.Rademan I have family that have imigrated there lives have changed so, they can walk the streets at night, dont have to live in fear from the time they open there eyes, if if you think we live in a sunny SA wake up, dont think for one moment you a not a target, it will come sooner or later that is for sure.

  • mlvwk - 2012-03-20 14:27

    History does repeat itself after all..

  • Tereblanche Boeremag Arosi - 2012-03-20 14:29

    Keep up the good work guys. Well done.

  • bmaestro - 2012-03-20 14:38

    mob justice is a crime in my own book really,the public must not take law into their own hands.the police should punish criminals accordingly

  • bmaestro - 2012-03-20 14:39

    taking someone's life over allegations is just devilish

  • Bael - 2012-03-20 15:31

    I'm all for justice. Beat them up? Sure! But killing them? With fire??! SICK.

  • Denis - 2012-03-20 16:23

    It's a shame, nobody deserve to die like that

  • Shingi Nhari - 2012-03-20 16:25

    Where do they get the tyres from?

  • Bloodstone - 2012-03-20 18:11

    13 April 1986. Nomzamo said: "with our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country". ....liberate this country? From what this time? Crime? Good then I with you Madam!

  • jaap.kotze - 2012-03-20 19:28

    This country is totally f@#kd! It is the year 2012 people!

  • Tershia - 2012-03-20 21:24

    Many of these comments are rather flippant about such savagery. It seems that many South African's have become inured to all the increased violence. A civilized society does not condone mob rule for any reason, especially that which leads to such cruelty as necklacing. Rather work for political change that results in less corruption and better government. If that is not possible, it is better to leave.

  • Vijayalan - 2012-03-21 09:37

    "Casualties of War" - even if they were innocent(NOT !!!!) it will send out a strong message to (other) crinimals......

      Vijayalan - 2012-03-21 09:39


  • Garreth - 2012-03-21 10:14

    They should necklace the rapists and murderers and moer the robbers with a sjambok.

  • Chris - 2012-03-21 10:37

    The Kangaroo court at it's best...... Judge, Jury and EXECUTIONER!!!!!And they call themselves civilized!!!!!

  • Vuyo - 2012-03-21 11:48

    Is it possible for a month to pass in these areas without any violence being reported. Maybe it's because everytime we celebrate , we celebrate violence . Our history is about violence- 1960, Sharpeville - 1976, Soweto - . Is it maybe possible to separate violence from celebration . The youth of today are continuing to set their own history . Only those who burn tyres or cause other forms of violence are celebrated- the hero's . I read that a popular guy ( who acted in Harry Potter movie)has been sentenced to two years in jail for participating in the London riots , is it possible for that to happen in SA . All looters are released the very next day .

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