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Seven Men Burned To Death In Vigilante ‘Mob’ Attack

via FRANCE 24 English
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Extra police patrolled Diepsloot, South Africa after a mob burned seven men accused of a crime wave.

The town has high rates of killings and rape, and community leaders feel abandoned by authorities. Police are investigating the murders and have condemned vigilantism.

South Africa’s murder rate is steadily increasing, with an average of 68 murders a day in the second quarter of 2023. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said, “Preliminary investigation suggests that in both incidents, the victims were assaulted and burned by the mob.”

“They were all chased, caught and tied before being killed, yes it was a ‘necklace’,” said a resident.

“There are more police today and we hope they will stay because we need them,” the resident added.

“There have been a lot of robberies and people are angry,” revealed the resident, that chose to remain anonymous.

Masondo said that police “strongly condemn acts of vigilantism and the community taking the law into their own hands, as that constitutes a serious criminal offense.”

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