Man stoned, burnt to death in alleged Philippi mob attack

It’s believed residents accused the man of robbery before allegedly taking the law into their own hands.

FILE: The man was beaten and set alight by a vigilante mob in broad daylight in Philippi yesterday. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating a murder case after a man was killed in an apparent mob attack in Cape Town.

The man was beaten and set alight by a vigilante mob in broad daylight in Philippi yesterday.

It's believed residents accused the man of robbery before allegedly taking the law into their own hands.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said, "Circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified man, who was stoned and burnt to death, are under investigation. We've opened a murder case for further investigation."