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Four arrested for double murder following mob justice incident in Ndevana

Sep 27, 2018
Four arrested for double murder following mob justice incident in Ndevana

Four suspects, aged between 15 and 36 years, are expected in court soon after they were arrested by King Williams Town police following a double murder that occurred at Ezintenteni, at Ndevana, in the early hours of Wednesday.

"It is alleged that two young males, aged 24 years and 29 years, were both assaulted to death by community members," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"They both died on the scene of crime. Police opened a case of murder for investigation.

"Follow up investigation by Detective Task Team led to the arrest of the four suspects in the afternoon. They will appear at the Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court soon."

Communities must not take the law into their own hands

The Cluster Commander for King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, condemns the actions taken by the community members that led this double murder.

"The arrest of these suspects send a strong message to the communities that police will arrest those who take law to their own hands," he said.

He encouraged communities to report to the nearest police stations when incidents of this nature occur in their areas than to assault other people.

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