6 appear for mob justice

Published Oct 10, 2011


Six men appeared in the Mkobola Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the group assault of a suspected burglar, Mpumalanga police said.

They were released on a warning and would reappear on October 25, Warrant Officer David Mahlangu said.

He said a 32-year-old man was accused of breaking into a tavern in Kwaggafontein village and stealing liquor.

“The mob dragged the man from his girlfriend's home to the street on Saturday night, where they pelted him with stones and other objects. They then took him to the local police station.”

Police arrested six of the men. The others ran away. The suspected burglar was admitted to KwaMhlanga hospital in a serious condition. – Sapa

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