Man in critical condition after alleged mob justice attack
Witnesses say they saw two men armed and running towards a taxi rank, then took the law into hands.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say a man is in a critical condition - and under police guard - and a second in custody following an alleged mob justice incident in Krugersdorp.
It's not yet clear why community members beat the two men in an open field near Bob van Reenen stadium this morning.
Eyewitnesses, however, say they saw the two men armed and running towards a taxi rank.
Residents chased them and took the law into their own hands.
The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng said, "The community stopped them and started to beat them up. A passing police vehicle saw the incident and stopped and rescued the two suspects. During the process two unlicensed firearms were recovered."