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Police investigating after mob kills alleged thieves in Butterworth

Jul 4, 2019
Police investigating after mob kills alleged thieves in Butterworth

Butterworth - Butterworth police are investigating a double homicide that took place at an informal settlement in Butterworth after a mob took the law into their hands.

"It is alleged that community members of Skiet Informal Settlement, Butterworth, assaulted two to death on Wednesday, at about 09h30, at Skiet Informal Settlement, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two men were suspected of robbery at Butterworth town in the early hours of Wednesday.

"Both deceased were severely assaulted."

Capt Manatha said that the deceased men were not identified.

"Anyone, who is looking for his /her male relative is urged to contact Butterworth Police at 047 401 1124."

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, condemned the actions of the community, who took the law into their own hands as Butterworth Police had recently hosted a crime awareness campaign at Skiet Informal Settlement warning the community not to take law into their own hands.

No one has been arrested yet.

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