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1 dead in Masiphumelele mob justice attack

A suspected drug dealer was burnt to death & another suspected merchant’s home raided, allegedly by residents.

FILE. A crowd of roughly 400 strong protesters in Masiphumelele township. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - There have been two more apparent mob justice incidents in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek.

In the first incident, a suspected drug dealer was burnt to death.

In a separate attack, the home of another alleged drug merchant was raided by angry community members.

The Ocean View Community Policing Forum's Kathy Cronje says, "On Friday evening, the mobs gathered together again and went to a house that they heard was a drug dealer's home where they did find drugs. Eventually they found this person, who was burnt to death."

Violent protests erupted in the area about two weeks ago following three vigilante killings.

WATCH: Police fired rubber bullets at residents who looted shops and blocked roads in protest against effective policing.

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