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Diepsloot vigilantism slammed

This after the community threatened violence against four men acquitted of rape and murder.

Angry Diepsloot residents venting their frustrations over the murder of two little girls in the area who were discovered in a public toilet. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Activist group Women and Men Against Child Abuse says residents of Diepsloot should refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

This after the community threatened violence against four men who'd been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of Diepsloot cousins Zandile and Yonelisa mali.

The NPA yesterday withdrew charges of kidnapping, rape and murder against the men because of a lack of evidence.

Women and Men Against Child Abuse spokesperson Vincentia Ngobese says the community should accept the court's decision.

"We are totally against any form of violence and we would really please, the community of Diepsloot we love you to say that we have evidence, we have a guilty plea by this man, so can we really focus on accused number five."

There's now only one suspect in the matter who has confessed to killing and raping three Diepsloot little girls in less than two months.

The 29-year-old man remains in custody and will be back in court later this month.

The NPA's decision to withdraw the charges against the four men angered some residents who said the men are not welcome back in the township because they can't be trusted.

The Diepsloot cousins were kidnapped two weeks ago before their bodies were found dumped inside a communal toilet cubicle.

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