Man beaten to death in Roodepoort informal settlement

2017-03-09 23:16
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Johannesburg – After witnessing a crowd kill a suspected thief outside her home, a woman living in the Princess informal settlement, in Roodepoort, says she is living in fear for her life.

"I am scared. Even my children can’t sleep. I always see such things happening to people, but this is the first time it is happening to me," she said on Thursday. She asked not to be identified.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said a group of people killed him in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

She said she woke up in the middle of the night and found her security door, a window and the curtains had been opened. She saw the man and noticed he had a box containing her earrings.

She screamed for help and her neighbours came out and assaulted him.

Makhubela said no arrests had been made.

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