Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Suspected criminals have been attacked by a vigilante mob.

They were beaten, attacked with golf clubs, pangas and some were even doused with petrol and set alight, leaving three dead, while others remain in hospital.

Some of these young men are suspected to be part of gangs that terrorise the community.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on The Midday Report, Gauteng MEC at Gauteng Department Of Community Safety SizakeleNkosi-Malobane says on Tuesday there was a march to the Daveyton Police Station.

Some of the people were going to court on a rape case of a 13-year-old child who was allegedly rape by the stepfather.

SizakeleNkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Mec at Gauteng Department Of Community Safety

On their way back, the group then decided to break into two small groups and started saying they were looking for people who were involved in criminal activities over the past weekend.

SizakeleNkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Mec at Gauteng Department Of Community Safety

That group then went to a primary school looking for a boy who is 18 and is in Grade 7. The boy was alerted before by friends that he mustn't go to school as there are people who plan to beat him up.

SizakeleNkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Mec at Gauteng Department Of Community Safety

She adds that this boy left home in school uniform pretending that he was going to school.

[The group] saw him and started to attack him and accuse him of belonging to a gang. He told them that he doesn't belong to a gang and his friends are in high school because of his age.

SizakeleNkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Mec at Gauteng Department Of Community Safety

She adds that the group escorted him to that specific high school but continued to beat him up and decided to put a tyre around his neck and necklaced him.

Listen below to the full interview:


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