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