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SJC warns against Philippi East mob justice

A mob killed three suspected criminals in the Marikana informal settlement earlier this week.

FILE: Marikana informal settlers in Phillipi East in 2014. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) says vigilante killings are common in Philippi East.

The activist group explains high crime levels and poor policing have left locals fearful.

A mob killed three suspected criminals in the Marikana informal settlement earlier this week.

It's claimed the trio had been terrorising the community.

The SJC’s Chumile Sali condemned the mob attack.

“We call on community members to resist from attacking suspects, or people they perceive of being criminals, who could be innocent.”

No arrests have yet been made.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)