7 teens in court for public violence

2012-10-24 17:04

Johannesburg - Seven men have appeared in the Botshabelo Magistrate's Court in connection with recent gang-related violence, Free Sate police said on Wednesday.

The men, aged between 16 and 19, appeared on charges of public violence on Tuesday, said Constable Consolation Mokoale.

They allegedly set alight three houses and vandalised two others at L-section in Botshabelo on Sunday, she said.

Six of them were arrested on Sunday and the other on Monday. They were warned to be back in court on 7 November, said Mokoale.

She said the violent incident on Sunday followed the abduction and hacking to death of a 19-year-old youth by a local gang on Saturday.

Several people were injured in the attack and were taken to the Botshabelo hospital.

Mokoale said no one had been arrested in connection with this attack and investigations were continuing.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-24 19:42

    Why, in law, is their a differentiation made between public and private violence? In one of the most violent societies on earth, we really need a new legal approach to violence. We're beyond degrees and shading. It is the norm and these outdated laws allow it to become normal

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-24 20:28

      Also violence agaist women and children is not on. So when the boys grow up violence against them is ok? any violence against people comes from somwhere..

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