Six people killed, one injured in apparent mob justice incident in Lady Frere

The vigilante killings occurred on Wednesday night.

Police car/van. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Six people were killed and one other person seriously injured in an apparent incident of mob justice in Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape.

The vigilante killings occurred on Wednesday night.

A resident called police about four young men who'd been set alight in a field in the Zingqolweni locality.

When officers responded, they were told about two other men who were found hanging in a nearby forest at the Maqashu area.

The six people were killed, allegedly by an angry mob and a seventh managed to escape.

Police have yet to determine what prompted the violence and they were now working on a plan to track down the perpetrators.

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