Man 'necklaced' in playground

2012-09-26 11:11

Cape Town - A man was stoned and necklaced in a playground in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that Zukisani Ndzanga, 28, was attacked on Monday night in SST informal settlement, allegedly by members of a security patrol.

The community had been looking for a man who raped and murdered a teenager at the start of the month, and found out he knew Ndzanga.

Ndzanga was confronted and asked where his friend Zola was, but he apparently refused to point out where he was hiding and stabbed a man.

The group then dragged him to the playground where he was stoned and a necklaced.

Necklacing is the placing of a tyre around someone's neck, dousing it with petrol and setting it alight to burn the person to death.

In a similar incident on Monday, Bongi Ntlathi, 26, was stoned and beaten to death by residents in Harare 35 Block for allegedly stealing a cellphone from a house in the area.

According to The Cape Times, two suspects had been arrested in connection with his death.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the breakdown of the criminal justice system in the area.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-26 11:19

    Barbaric, but until the government enforces good,clean and honest policemen, this will continue.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-26 12:12

      Strangely enough, I actually approve of this. The community is taking law into their own hands and dealing out mob justice. You'll see the crime rate starting to go down in this community after a few necklaces.

      HelenLouiseW - 2012-09-26 12:26

      Klippies, the burned a man alive for not telling them something - he didnt commit the actual crime..... if you or anyone for that matter, got into the hands of this 'mob' you could die a very painful death - innocent or guilty....does not seem to matter....

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-26 16:11

      Yes, we rid of 2 more unwanted thugs!!!

  • tw2066 - 2012-09-26 11:25

    Tells us a lot about the trust in the justice system. Agreed barbaric, but a clear message to ANC about crime.

      lebeko.lephole - 2012-09-26 11:47

      the article further reads "Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the breakdown of the criminal justice system in the area." So I believe you meant clear message to DA about crime

      Goodstuff - 2012-09-26 12:08

      SAPS is national govermental organisation, not provincial, DA does not control the Western Cape police, only able to hold them accountable.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-26 12:12

      @ Lebeko It is a clear message to the ANC not the DA as the police and justice system is controlled by the ANC National Government not the provincial DA Government. I think the DA is clear on what needs to be done, that is why they are implementing a commission of inquiry. Something that the ANC should be doing bit as usual are incapable and useless in doing anything correctly, except steal tax payers money.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-26 12:15

      @Lebeko - This is just another message to government (ANC) that we need harsher punishments for crime. The community is dealing out death penalties because the government is not punishing criminals enough. If you read News24 regularly enough you will notice the trend... criminals don't give a crap about your lives or mine because they know if they get caught they have a good chance of getting away with it or will be out of jail in a few years. Government, the ANC need to have a no tolerance approach to crime, they don't.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-26 13:52

      Um, er .... The police commissioner appointed by .... Oh ja Zuma, ANC.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-26 13:53

      Katzimol... Yeah, I am illiterate if that makes you happy.

  • willem.dehaan.94 - 2012-09-26 11:25

    Only proves that the general public want the death penalty back - if the government won't do it, they will do it themselves. Unfortunately the public does not give the accused a fair trial with the benefit of counsel, so it is possible that innocent people might be executed. Perhaps the government should take notice?

      robert.cerff - 2012-09-26 11:37

      Death penalty for stealing a cell phone... yeah... riiiiight.

      Fila82 - 2012-09-26 12:56

      I totally agree - When I was in Cameroon I witnessed a mob chase down and stone a man for stealing - one of the locals replies? - people don't steal often here...

  • lielie.smit - 2012-09-26 11:27

    kangaroo court, people are getting so fed up, they will rather sort it out themselves than waitfor pathetic police to handle. Sad that this is becoming the norm, not the exception anymore. People are just really fed up.

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2012-09-26 11:28

    He deserves 2 be necklaced bcoz of his behaviour.he will now rape in hell

      robert.cerff - 2012-09-26 11:38

      Um... the guy necklaced wasn't even the one accused of rape.

  • edward.d.beesley - 2012-09-26 11:32

    "investigate the breakdown of the criminal justice system" - that's simple: it occurs right between the words "criminal" and "justice system" - too many of the former but absolutely nothing of the latter...

  • cape.gtown.1 - 2012-09-26 11:42

    "investigate the breakdown of the criminal justice system in the area." How about looking into the whole of South Africa.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-26 11:49

    wow cant say we didnt see this coming, cant believe they can catch the perpetrators of this crime, but they cant catch the robbers, rapists, murderers etc.. as easily. Well if you stab someone when asked for info then you are putting yourself in danger, of a mob attack you just turned yourself into suspect number one to be dealt with.

  • toni.falletisch - 2012-09-26 12:03

    It's time we imported this form of justice in to the suburbs. No useless police to put up with,no defunct justice system and certainly no bail and parole just a dead criminal!

  • Krishna - 2012-09-26 12:15

    when the criminal justice system fails, year afetr year, election after election, what do you expect a community to do? sit idle and watch as the innocence is stolen from it youth? i think not. the community decision, was based on what was best for the kids in the area sending a clear message to the criminal dogs out there- perhaps its a call to bring back the death penalty for perpetrators of violent crimes?

  • marianne.jacobszkapp - 2012-09-26 12:21

    You don't need a commission of inquiry to tell you that the criminal justice system is failing the people of South Africa and until people can rely on the police and judiciary to protect them, people will increasingly take matters into their own hands. It's quite simple really.

  • HelenLouiseW - 2012-09-26 12:30

    Two wrongs dont make a right.......

      tracy.g.basson - 2012-09-26 16:48

      Clearly you have not been a victim of violent crime, because you certainly would not feel that way. There is bound to be a breaking point and I feel that SA Citizens are at it. Crime is just getting worse and worse and it feels as if nothing is being done about it.

  • solomon.matli - 2012-09-26 13:16

    Crime does pay n no need for unions 2 negotiate the price yearly or udjustment after all

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