Cape Town - A group went on the rampage in Masiphumelele on Tuesday night, allegedly killing a man and then stoning police, following the murder of a 14-year-old boy in the area.
Local residents said they were protesting at the lack of an effective police presence in the area. One said that the killing had sent a warning to other criminals.
Police spokeswoman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said a group of residents in Masiphumelele took to the streets in violent protest following the boy’s murder and had torched a police van.
Police discovered the body of an unidentified man not far from the burnt vehicle.
“Public order policing members entered the area in an effort to stabilise the situation,” she said.