Man burnt to death in suspected mob attack in Zandspruit

Police say community members are not forthcoming with information on the killing.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – A man has been burnt to death in Zandspruit, north west of Johannesburg.

The man was killed in the early hours of this morning.

Police say community members are not forthcoming with information on the killing.

Officers suspect the victim could have been killed by a mob.

Authorities are now appealing to members of the community to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

The police’s Lydia Mtiladikolomela says, “The police we called to a scene where a man was burnt. When the police tried to find information from the community as to what happened, the community didn’t want to reveal the truth.

“The police are going to investigate and a case of murder is going to be opened.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)