Mphumeleli Ngidi | Vigilante violence: It has always been around

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A general view of a scene where 8 people were killed in alleged mob justice attack in Zandspruit. (Photo: Luba Lesolle/Gallo Images)
A general view of a scene where 8 people were killed in alleged mob justice attack in Zandspruit. (Photo: Luba Lesolle/Gallo Images)

Mphumeleli Ngidi takes a look at the history of vigilante violence in South Africa.

On 19 May, South Africa woke up to the news of the brutal murders of eight people in a vigilante attack in Zandspruit, Johannesburg.

Although South Africa witnesses murder cases daily, it has become common for such gruesome activities where citizens take the law into their own hands. 

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