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'Mob killings linked to poor service delivery'

The Social Justice Coalition says a spate of mob killings are an expression of the general frustration.

Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - The Social Justice Coalition on Monday said a spate of mob killings in Khayelitsha was caused by frustration over poor service delivery.

Several suspected thieves were necklaced in the area.

In the latest incident at the weekend, a man was necklaced after he allegedly stole cellphone.

The man was out on bail for theft and robbery.

The coalition's Joel Bregman said he believe the mob killings were caused by police and justice system failures.

"The killings are an expression of the general frustration over numerous issues."

Bregman urged police to improve their communication with residents.

On Saturday, the Western Cape Community Policing Forum visited Gugulethu on a door-to-door appeal for parents to give-up their children if they find them to be involved in criminal activity.

They encouraged locals to assist police in the fight against crime.

Earlier in 2012, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa met with residents to discuss the growing trend of mob justice.

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