Mob kills Johannesburg man

2012-05-26 14:33

Johannesburg - A man was killed and another badly burnt in a mob justice incident in Lion Park, north of Johannesburg, emergency services said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said community members assaulted two men aged 18 and 25.

"One [man] was burnt to death and another had third degree burns, he was airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital," he said.

  • Gestoffle - 2012-05-26 14:42

    This probably is not right, but it's the only thing that seems to send a warning out to other would thieves, rapists, murderers, etc. The government communications channel aint working....

      Mmannyo - 2012-05-26 15:18

      The other function of the government is to generate funds for the civilians,(e-tolls anyone?).

      Jack - 2012-05-26 16:21

      What is the conclusion to South African crime? Unemployment!! This is an issue that sadly will never be addressed. Being a graduate or candidate with no matric..if your unemployed and life is nothing but a struggle....what are you gonna do?? Put yourselves in that have nothing , nobody wants to employ you...and your hungry!! This is a very sad case that is gonna cause a huge problem is SA and even the world. Only way out is to change your life style…having CHILDEREN IF YOU CAN ONLY SUPPORT 1 CHILD ONLY. There are too many people on the earth for everybody to have a job...sad but true. Wake the F up!! Machines are taking over, need for human labor is declining every day!!!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 14:47


      Mmannyo - 2012-05-26 15:21

      They are no different from you asking for death penalty,oh! they just have the balls to do it themselves.Barbarian.

      Fussed - 2012-05-26 15:52

      Certainly saved all of you a sh@#it load of money Well done

      Barry - 2012-05-26 16:00

      Interesting debate this... It is wrong to take the law into your own hands, however the government fails these communities and often the people there are left with little choice but to protect the community their kids and families live in, from the actual "Barbarians".

      thomas.bornman - 2012-05-27 11:01

      Wow burnt to death is... a bit harsh for me, they probably would have said if it was 'necklacing'

  • renesongs - 2012-05-26 16:52

    The people just aping their ANC leaders - no respect for the rule of law we have been on the slippery slope to anarchy for nearly 2 decades and still no respite.

  • Zenzile Tshanda - 2012-05-26 17:28

    @jack at some stage in my life i was without a job for almost 10 years, but it never crossed my mind to resort to crime. i turned in to sport. it was hard, but i had to be strong. perseverance is the key. i'm working now and i always think about those guys without jobs.

      blipsie - 2012-05-26 17:56

      I agree Zenzile, unemployment is no excuse for rape and murder. Other African countries have much higher rates of unemployment with much lower rates of violence.

  • Jan - 2012-05-26 17:32

    Hard reality. Hope they caught some bad guys... or is it inquisition time in SA?

  • keith.recore - 2012-05-26 17:59

    daily in the US, wrongly accused are being exonerated through dna testing, eye witness mistakes, prosecutorial errors, police misconduct. Several of these have been death row inmates. These are mistakes made by the "professinals". In the chance the community gets it wrong in mob justice, how on earth do you justify killing/burning/maming of an innocent person to that preson & family? At least if brought to court, there is a better chance of getting it right. The community should be demanding a faster, more accountable justice system, you know, the one that brought the "spear" to court in days. Why was this "crime" of art (or not art) more important than real crimes that are caught in the vicious cycle of lost files, dropped cases and so on that it had to be rushed to court? What about the people who deal with real crimes everyday? Spend the resources to get those cases prosecuted faster, then worry about "spear art".

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-05-27 00:09

    The police are useless in South Africa and if the only way to fix criminals is by "mob justice" then so be it. There are altogether too many criminals walking about free, because of the incompetence of the "policing" system in South Africa. Bring back the death penalty and one of the first candidates will be JZ. Only in South Africa do the innocent live behind fifteen foot walls, burglar bars, barbed wire fences, while the guilty criminals walk free on the streets, hijacking, raping, robbing, murdering innocent people.

  • Tony - 2012-05-27 00:11

    the goverment and all their learnered people say that the death penalty does not work . there is plenty of work out there it's what the person is demanding to get paid for the work they do that is the hurdel . another problem is the employment act, the risk in employing unknown characters,the complete lost of trust in the system on one side and the lack of respect or fear of the justice system on the other. on the above there seems to be a common denominater the sh8ty goverment we have more worried of a painting of a spear than this, by the way anybody know what is happing outside vosloorus see the people are burning tyres and blocking the R101 towards Heidelburg 25 & 26 May 2012.

  • Conrad - 2012-05-27 14:07

    african justice in action. and these guys wants to run a country!

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