Police investigate Khayelitsha mob killing

Cape Town police are investigating the latest incident of mob justice in Khayelitsha.

Protesters highlight the ongoing cases on mob justice in Khayelitsha on Mandela Day. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police are questioning a number of suspects linked to a mob killing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

This after a suspected criminal was stoned to death on Tuesday, allegedly by community members.

The man was accused of stealing a cellphone.

In a second vigilante incident in Khayelitsha, an alleged rapist and murderer was assaulted and then necklaced.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says, "Police members found the body of the 28-year-old male in Khayelitsha. It is believed he was set alight and died as a result of his injuries. No arrests have been made. We'd like to urge anyone with information to come forward."

There have been a number of incidents of mob justice in the area in recent months.

The community says they have lost confidence in the police.

Premier Helen Zille has since set up a commission of inquiry to investigate policing in Khayelitsha.