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Critically injured man under guard after alleged mob attack

It's alleged he and another man, who’s also in police custody, committed a crime in Krugersdorp.

Police gather on the streets surrounding Kya Sand as community members protested over service delivery in the area on 12 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG - A man is under police guard and remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was beaten by an angry mob in Krugersdorp.

It's alleged he and another man, who’s also in police custody, committed a crime in the area and residents assaulted them. 

On Monday, two bodies were found in the same area believed to have been victims of a mob attack.

Police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng says no arrests have been made.

“It is alleged that they took the phone and were running away. Two unlicensed firearms were recovered and we are investigating the cause for the beating because the community members were beating the two men.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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