Masiphumelele community leaders don’t have details on latest mob attack
An alleged drug dealer was set alight in the area yesterday.
CAPE TOWN - Masiphumelele community leaders say they don't have many details about yet another mob justice killing.
A Masiphumelele man was set alight in the area yesterday after apparently being accused of dealing in drugs.
A police vehicle was also torched during the incident.
This is the second police vehicle to be set alight in the troubled township.
Community leader Howard Mbana said, "The incident that happened early yesterday… I don't have any information about what transpired. I can say that a human being was set alight as well a police vehicle. That's all I know and I don't have any detailed information about the incident."
There has been a spate of vigilante killings over the past few months, which have been exacerbated by protests over poor policing.
Police are now investigating a case of murder and malicious damage to property following the attack.
The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said, "We can confirm the incident happened where a police vehicle and an unidentified man were set alight. No one has been arrested."
Last week, Masiphumelele community activist Lubabalo Vellem was granted bail in the Simon's Town Magistrates Court.
He was arrested last month in connection with at least three mob justice attacks and the torching of a police vehicle. WATCH: Conflict and chaos in Masiphumelele
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