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16 arrested for mob 'justice' attack in KZN

Mkhuze community members found a suspect wanted for murder then assaulted and stabbed him to death.

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JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested 16 people after a mob justice attack on a man who had allegedly killed his girlfriend's alleged lover.
 
The police's Nqobile Gwala says a 19-year-old male was fatally stabbed by a 36-year-old man who had accused him of having an affair with his girlfriend. 
 
She says the suspect also stabbed the deceased’s brother but he survived.

Gwala says police had been searching for the 36-year-old suspect while investigating the murder case but angry community members found the suspect's whereabouts before police yesterday and assaulted and stabbed him to death.

Gwala says the 16 suspects will appear in the Ubombo Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

“The suspect ran away after committing the crime but the community found him in Mkhuze.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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