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MEC urges CIU to help stop mob attacks

Dan Plato says the Crime Intelligence Unit should develop a strategy to detect mob justice.

FILE: It's believed two alleged cellphone robbers were doused with petrol and then set alight. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has urged the provincial police management to develop a strategy to detect mob justice after two incidents in succession.

In the latest incident, a man was killed while two of his accomplices were hospitalised after they were severely assaulted and set alight in Khayelitsha earlier this week.

On Wednesday, two suspected criminals were beaten and torched near Heideveld.

Plato said the police's Crime Intelligence Unit should be used to be able to pick up these incidents and act preemptively.

"It could be useful for them to detect what's going to happen or what might happen in a respective community, specifically the communities identified where mob justice might occur."

In the meantime, the two men who survived the Khayelitsha incident are in a critical condition in hospital.

Police are yet to make any arrests.

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, which concluded its work last year, found many vigilante attacks in the area occurred because of a lack of trust between the police and the community.

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