More 'necklacings' in Khayelitsha

2012-03-26 13:03

Cape Town - A man died when he was "necklaced" in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police said on Monday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the burnt corpse was found in Harare section at 07:00 on Sunday. The man's 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.

Filander said it was believed the man who died was the victim of mob justice.

Another man was found dead in D Block, Lingelethu-West, Khayelitsha, on Saturday 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.

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  • clinton.badenhorst - 2012-03-26 13:10

    This is just wrong on so many levels...

      Willie - 2012-03-26 13:47

      Why the big fuss? Quote from history: "With the match stick and the tyre we will liberate our people" Winnie Mandela 1977. Have not yet heard her condemn any of these killings.

      Peter - 2012-03-26 14:00

      ...... I think everyone should read George Orwell before commenting any further. PIGS!!

      Bambanani - 2012-03-26 14:54

      thats sad news

  • DSBennie - 2012-03-26 13:11

    Welcome to Africa

      Thando - 2012-03-26 13:17

      Where there's??

      mzijimmym - 2012-03-26 17:42

      Lets rather pray that God will change Afria and all the negetive thing will diminish, by the its not only in Africa that we have such bad things they happen too in Europe.

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-03-26 13:21

    As much as this is wrong and no one has ever been found not guilty by kangaroo courts, it goes to show that people are fed up with crime and they are fed up with the authorities doing nothing about it. Our house was broken into and when we called the nearest police station, they said they did not have a van to come to our house. We had to go fetch the cops so they could take fingerprints. Needless to say, nothing ever came from that investigation until my mom's brother, who is a policeman in a totally different police station in a town nearly 30km from ours, started investigating himself and we got most of the stuff that was stolen back as he tracked down a suspect who ended up leading him to the houses where the stuff had been sold to.

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-26 13:33

      You see Noku this is a symptom of poor policing and handing over too much rights to criminals and too little for victims. So until the issue is adressed it will continue. And the issue is ..... poor quality of police and policing and lack of respect for others..

      Mark - 2012-03-26 13:37

      I agree with you 100%

      Gary - 2012-03-26 13:51

      I agree,mob justice is barbaric,but very easy to condemn when you are able to live protected by hitech security systems and do not have to endure violent night visits from these violent thugs who are often out on bail for crimes committed,violent crimes like rape and murder,so with no chance of the death penalty ever being brought back,these thugs.are getting their just reward.

      nsda29 - 2012-03-26 14:59

      Mob justice: Do they really solve problems? Instead they promote crime! Killing is a crime and when you watch all these acts you see children also involved. At the end of the day you are sitting with a bunch of murderers, worse than the thieves. Many times the items stolen never get recovered and sometimes the victim is wrongly accused. Are we so attached to our material possessions that we can take a life because of them???

      Den - 2012-03-26 15:09

      every time we get broken into, absolutly nothing comes of it. only reason we bother to report anything is for insurance perposes.

      Vuyo - 2012-03-26 16:25

      The mobs have destroyed school , foreigner's shops , burnt people , .They will take over the country like in ARAB states . Maybe you will like that .

      seymour.howe - 2012-03-26 18:18

      Nokuthandwa - Our house was broken into and I caught the culprit who was subsequently arrested and taken to Pollsmoor where he was gang raped repeatedly over the next fourteen months whilst awaiting trial. Without doubt, he is now HIV positive and has a death sentence by virtue of the pandemic virus he contracted. When he finally appeared in court, the Judge granted him Bail as he felt that he had already served more or less the same time he would have been sentenced to. In Khayelitsha, the mob short circuit this system and say that necklacing is the answer? Sorry, but this is mass ignorance aggravated and inflamed by a totally F@#ked up Justice department!

  • Peter - 2012-03-26 13:28

    Dan Plato must resign, he failed! He should show ANC what a failed official do in this instances.

      Peter - 2012-03-26 13:37

      Jungle... Should I translate in Zulu for you to understand?

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-26 13:33

    animals...just savage animals...

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-03-26 13:42

    Back to the 80`s for South Africa. It is just this time an ANC government who must opress the "ungovernable" masses. The more things change...the more they stay the same.

  • Vernon - 2012-03-26 13:49

    the people are 'tyred'of the thieves,rapists and murderers

  • Eyetee - 2012-03-26 13:59


  • Den - 2012-03-26 14:00

    animals dont even behave like this, welcome to knowing the other side of SA's population...

  • Den - 2012-03-26 14:05

    @ jungle jim, the anc is directly to blame, funny that you see it in any other way

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-26 14:39

      Ag JungleJim. Stop your trolling nonsense. Pretending to use words if you are black, etc, etc. If you were a black person and could work a computer you would have spelled Khayelitsha correctly and not used certain ways of expressions that are known and used by people who knows and can spell in English.( Ok. Except Even when u tried to change them, your knowledge of it still shown. You are clearly here to promote your own agenda and are an insult to black and white participants......or do you try to pull reactions/comments to better N24's comment sections?

  • mukosit - 2012-03-26 14:16

    When will this killing of men end? Beware of killing most of men in South Africa and eventually we will left with only few.

  • heather.scheepers3 - 2012-03-26 14:18

    Leave them be they are killing each other as they know it takes long to get justice or they are set free. So they take law into their own hands now. I bet they will never find the person or persons responsible for this.

  • mukosit - 2012-03-26 14:18

    When will all these killings end? Tired if it.

  • DiziLiziD - 2012-03-26 14:27

    This is very sad and disturbing! Dont these people have any morals? Do they not have any value for life? These people that do this, should be put to death too. Because they should not be allowed in society. God gives life and ONLY God takes it away. All you that murder will pay the ultimate price! I suppose government arent phased by this either! Come on people, Think about what if that was you! The people that steal in the locations are only doing it out of desperation. Your govenrment has failed you all BIG TIME! We can change the world with LOVE NOT Violence!

      ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-03-26 14:32

      Its sad indeed for victims and the poeple doing ths as well. But why fight fire wth fire, I say no to killing and u must nt want them dead too man, no no.

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  • Muofhe - 2012-03-26 14:41

    what's going on in our country mara?

  • hilton.baartman - 2012-03-26 14:50

    Dan Plato should be relieved of his post. The Western Cape's crime rates have increased under his tenure as Safety MEC.

  • Henry - 2012-03-26 15:13

    I wish it could be in some society's members that taking the law into their own hands has never been and never will be tolerated. Firstly no parent under any circumstance, sends a child to commit naughty acts. Now killing alleged culprits in a necklace (or any other form) is just unaccpetable. People should please let the law take it's course.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-03-26 17:26

    I fail to believe this was a simple matter of 'mob justice'. Before 1994, necklacing was only performed on people who have commutes treason against the ANC.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-03-26 17:28

    Well ths sends a message to those who still want to comit crime in our Khayelitsha, people r tired of these boys nd tired of these policesnails who just enjy rackng th state vans instead of drivng them. I say no to killing whtevr the circumstances are.

  • Trevor - 2012-03-26 17:37

    Was Winnie anywhere nearby ????.

      mzijimmym - 2012-03-26 18:02

      Hi Trev,I can assure you Mam Winnie has nothing to do with this.What she said long ago was said under different circumstances.People do change over a time.

  • mzijimmym - 2012-03-26 17:38

    Please people let us not take the law into our hands.Thi is really deplorable!

  • Luviwe - 2012-03-26 20:27

    This is barbaric, it needs to be condemned in the strongest words possible by all political parties if they care about South Africa and it's people. But what I see people are trying to score cheap political points, whilst a human life is lost.

  • Roberta - 2012-03-26 21:59

    People dont have consious anymore,killing is never an option every1 makes mistakes,im not sayn i do tolerate crime! And its not an excuse 4 them to use it or blaming poverty for making crime, yes! We are tied of crime in our society but people should stop taking justiece into thr on handz!!!

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