Mob beats suspected killer to death

2011-11-29 19:28

Cape Town - A man has been beaten to death after residents accused him of murdering a 7-year-old girl in Kwanokuthula near Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Malcolm Pojie said about 2 000 people interrogated the man about the missing girl before he led them to a deserted area on Monday afternoon.

"He allegedly pointed out the body of Siphokazi Nini, who was reported missing on Sunday evening. The mob attacked the 37-year-old man, pelting him with stones and other objects until he died," Pojie said.

Nini went missing on Sunday morning.

"When her grandparents woke up at 06:00, they discovered the girl was gone."

He said two murder dockets had been opened - one for the missing girl and one in connection with the mob killing.

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  • Mike - 2011-11-29 19:39

    Welcome to the bronze age, we cannot condone vigilante killing in a modern society.

      ronald.stilianou - 2011-11-29 19:43

      then so be it!!!Daniel. I would have throuwn the biggest stone.

      Graeme - 2011-11-29 20:04

      agree with you Daniel. Yes, there may be frustration at a weak/corrupt justice system and I am sure if it was my daughter, as a parent I would probably want to kill the person myself. The deceased alledgedly pointed out the body of the poor girl, but there-in lies the problem..alledgedly. The fact that he knew where the body was does not automatically make him guilty. Mob justice is dangerous and I have seen several mob justice deaths where innocent people have been killed due to outspoken people in the community having a grudge against people and shouting the loudest and spreading mis-information.

      Mike - 2011-11-29 21:14

      It is the rule of law that makes us a civilized society. Mob justice is dangerous and puts everyone at risk. Next thing we have a crazy mob who wants justice which may include our own demise in the process. Haven't all whites been referred to as criminals. Those who condone such behavior should consider how it could backfire on you depending who's calling the shots.

  • Peter - 2011-11-29 19:56

    If the justice system fails the people, bush justice is the only why out!! Sweet and short. No lengthy trails and a jailbird that needs to be fed and taken care of by the taxpayers. The easy way out!!!

  • Dorothea - 2011-11-29 20:12

    mob justice is a reflection of poor policing. but more importantly it is a reflection of the aggression and absolute backwardness of this country. this place will NOT enter the 21st century or be able to make any claim on democracy if this animal like behaviour continues. these people need to remind themselves that it is THEIR fault that the police and government are incapable of turning this situation around. perhaps they need to consider where they place their 'X' at the round of voting. anything is more civilised than this dreadful act of savagery.

      cameronjohnprice - 2011-11-29 23:00

      @ Dorothea - You are talking K a k. The only reason mob justice is around is because the justice systems inability to deal with everyday criminals. Is is not only in SA where you will see mob justice, it happens all around the world. It is a sign of degration of society.

  • Pieter - 2011-11-30 03:37

    I could not rest knowing my 7 year old child's murderer is still breathing behind bars. These child molesters and murderers are not human and therefore do not deserve to be treated humanely. Great outcome. Hope the police docket goes missing too. RIP Siphokazi. Justice has been done.

  • Neill - 2011-11-30 07:05

    Animal Farm comes to mind...

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-30 07:17

    I'm glad they killed him,how else did he know where the body of the little girl was? Coz if it so happened that he has stumbled upon it while walking aroung then he would have called the cops,the community did the right thing

  • Warwick - 2011-11-30 09:25

    Ah, the civilised african justice system at its best. And we are supposed to employ this heathen lot.

  • Mirriam - 2011-11-30 11:12

    Why do we kill let God be a judge on all circumstances let not take law on our hands even if it difficult but let go and let God.

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