Critically injured man under guard after alleged mob attack

It's alleged he and another man, who’s also in police custody, committed a crime in Krugersdorp.

Both men are under police guard after the alleged mob attack in Krugersdorp. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A man is under police guard and remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was beaten by an angry mob in Krugersdorp.

It's alleged he and another man, who's also in police custody, committed a crime in the area and residents assaulted them.

On Monday, two bodies were found in the same area believed to have been victims of a mob attack.

Police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng says no arrests have been made.

"It is alleged that they took the phone and were running away. Two unlicensed firearms were recovered and we are investigating the cause for the beating because the community members were beating the two men."