A 40-year-old man believed to be a house robber died after being attacked by a group of residents in Nqamakwe, Eastern Cape.
Captain Lingisile Magama said the man was apparently seen breaking the windows of a house in Ntwala village yesterday afternoon and was chased down and attacked by angry community members.
Police arrived on the scene after a tip-off and found the man alone with bad bruising.
He was rushed to Nwamakwe health centre and died on arrival, Magama said.
Investigations are continuing and no arrests have been made.