Angry mob forces thief to hang himself

Angry mob forces thief to hang himself
Published: 2016 October 26 07:52:09 (6432 Views)
An alleged thief in Botshabelo, near Hoedspruit in Limpopo, SA, has been forced to hang himself.

Mafologela Mataung, 22, expected a beating from an angry mob but the people had a much worse fate waiting for him.

They took him to his parents' house, where they handed him a rope and forced him to hang himself.

Police spokesman Sergeant Livhuwani Mulaudzi said people accused him of housebreaking.

"We condemn what the people did. Taking the law into their own hands is a crime. At the end of the day they end up being arrested.



"We understand that the suspected thug was forced to hang himself. It is a murder investigation and those who participated will be arrested," he said.

Mulaudzi said the police are worried that this trend could escalate as it was the second time a suspect had been forced to kill himself.

"We again appeal to communities to first call the police whenever they apprehend a suspect so that justice can be done."

Five people who were part of the incident were arrested on Thursday and briefly appeared in the Hoedspruit Magistrates Court.

They will appear again this Thursday for their formal bail application.



Source - Dailysun

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