Cape Town vigilante attack: No arrests

2012-06-11 11:05

Cape Town - No arrests had been made after a suspected vigilante attack in Makhaza, Cape Town, at the weekend, Western Cape police said on Monday.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said police found the burned body of a man in an open field behind a supermarket in Khayelitsha on Saturday morning.

The man had been stoned and assaulted with various objects before being set alight.

It was not immediately clear what crimes the man was suspected of committing.
Van Wyk said acts of vigilantism would not be tolerated.

"We will not allow the community to take the law into their own hands, and we cannot allow the public to punish suspected criminals," he said.

  • Squeegee - 2012-06-11 11:29

    Barbaric. Sad to see this in the Western Cape.

  • Rob - 2012-06-11 11:43

    Another weekend of killing, raping, thieving and so on, gone by & we still have the week to look forward to. News 24 posters will say : " Barbaric, Savages, Animals, bring back the death penalty, whats wrong with this country " & best of all " Crime knows no colour. " Nothing will change. All one can really do, is hope that " it's not you next. "

      jeff.puttergill - 2012-06-11 11:48

      captain optimism really highlighting some crucial issues not relevant to anything in this article

      JJ - 2012-06-11 13:06

      Here I was wishing you were the dog collar guy...

      Rob - 2012-06-11 13:44

      @ JJ.....And there's me thinking you " had been stoned and assaulted with various objects before being set alight. "

      Rob - 2012-06-11 13:59

      @ jeff....Thats Major dammit !

      jeff.puttergill - 2012-06-11 21:46

      @Rob apologies man, was a bit rash. . . but proposing failure with no eventual resolve is not what the country needs right now.

  • jeff.puttergill - 2012-06-11 11:44

    'vigilantism' maybe in this case defined a statement made in desperation to a Justice System that is failing to 'Intimidate' criminals by routine 2 nights sleep in prison. ;8-\

      Martin - 2012-06-11 12:27

      i support vigilanteism in the case of sa, murderers and rapists should have no human rights, they should be treated like meat, yet they live their lives in our prisons where every single item they wish for can be bought from corrupt correctional services officials..thieves etc should be beaten to within an inch of their lives, by all communities, let the weak of stomach stay home and bask in ignorance, take hands as payment, it will teach them to fear us

  • pberchu - 2012-06-11 11:57

    Did the law take is course with Shrien Dewaani? With the little girl who was raped by her grandad only for the courts to send her back to the same monster? Did Justice takes it course when the school girl was burnt by the weirdo who snatched her as she walked innocently to school? NO NO & NO...Justice is a JOKE VIVA that criminal got what he deserved...people are fed -up with crime & the people who fail to do their jobs.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-06-11 11:59

    Then you do something to them. Lazy mfukers

  • Kala - 2012-06-11 12:08

    The government may not want to bring back the death penalty, but the people surely do.

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-11 12:27

    Wake up zuma! This is what's happening if you do nothing about the crime in sa.

  • Andre - 2012-06-11 12:32

    The police are unable to protect it's citizens, not even the criminals!

  • Liesbet - 2012-06-11 12:36

    Just show the "gatvol" level in Khayelitsha is high! Can't blame them...

  • Konapi - 2012-06-11 12:36

    I give credit to the community...plz keep on doing this until they are finish.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 13:35

      if i owned a petrol station i would sponsor a litre per necklace.

  • WitWolf - 2012-06-11 14:36

    And with reports like these: No wonder the community does this. Everybody is gat vol with crime. But yet the anc sit back and look. Look but they do not see, because they are overwhelmed with thoughts of the next money they will be getting their corrupt hands on....

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