Mob killings: Call for Mthethwa to step in

2012-03-26 20:49

Johannesburg - The minister of police must intervene when people take the law into their own hands, the Freedom Front Plus said on Monday.

"The necklacing of alleged criminals in Khayelitsha the last two weeks by the community is a danger sign and creates anarchy," FF Plus spokesperson Pieter Groenewald said in a statement.

A man was found "necklaced" in the Harare section of Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, at 07:00 on Sunday, police said. His feet had been bound with rope.

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.

Warrant Officer November Filander on Monday said it was believed the man who died was the victim of mob justice.

On Saturday, a man was also found dead in D Block, Lingelethu-West, Khayelitsha, with a tyre and concrete drain cover on his chest.

The man was on his back and blood was coming out of his mouth and ears. His feet were also bound with rope.

Filander said no arrests had been made.

The FF Plus would ask Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in Parliament what steps would be taken to restore law and order in Khayelitsha and to restore the community's trust in the police.

  • Sheda - 2012-03-26 21:20

    I would trust Glen Aggliotti/Mikey Schults before I'd trust a policeman

  • Tony - 2012-03-26 21:43

    come on minister send in the private security companies to sort these people out because if you send the police you will lose votes .

  • Nyandeni - 2012-03-26 22:01

    Big up to mob killings..they work better then our justice system anyway

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-03-26 22:15

    This is not a political matter, go to that community and find out why poeple are killing, why are they doing mob justice? U send Mthethwa for what FF+? U r just pathatic

      Paul - 2012-03-26 23:08

      If it is not political then what is it ? From this side of the fence it looks barbaric. I think you need to look in the mirror. Picture burning to death, and then look at how Zuma wants to treat murderer's in this country - 2 star hotels. Why should this community get away with murder like this? What makes this system of justice supersede what already exists, and what is wrong with the FF+ asking for sanity ? I wonder....

      zybt99 - 2012-03-27 07:36

      @paul. The problem is u sitting on that side of the fence and commenting about issues u read reports about. Its not a political matter. Its social development issue. Throwing cops at township trouble never works. It simply adds more fuel to the problem. Crime will never be solved in this country until social issues are solved.

  • radlegend - 2012-03-27 08:48

    ...and then we wonder why the rest of the world thinks Africans are uncivilized... SMH. How can people sleep at night knowing they were responsible for killing someone who may not even be guilty? I hope something like this and worse happens to each and every one of the people guilty of this. *what goes around comes around* ...then they wonder why they can't get out of poverty... go figure

  • Den - 2012-03-27 10:07

    cops are probably just happy someones doing the job....

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