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Khayelitsha commission to probe mob attacks

Mob justice attacks will be investigated when the commission kicks off next year.

Three suspected robbers were stoned to death in Khayelitsha on 20 October 2013. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The exact nature of mob justice will be interrogated when the commission of inquiry into alleged police inefficiencies in Khayelitsha kicks off early next year.

A preliminary sitting of the commission will be held next month, in preparation for the first phase, which starts in late January.

Khayelitsha commission spokeswoman Amanda Dissel says while individual incidents of mob justice will not be investigated, why they erupt and police involvement will be probed.

"We'll be looking at all of these instances and look at them to the extent to which they indicate a certain perspective on policing in the area."

In the latest incident of vigilante killings, three people were stoned to death, allegedly at the hands of Harare community members in Khayelitsha.

Seven suspects arrested in connection with the attack will appear in court today.