Five vigilantes behind bars for murder

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa has condemned the actions of members of the community who take the law into their own hands. It is unaccepted for citizens to break the law and all those involved should face the long arm of the law. We appreciate the involvement of communities in assisting the police to fight crime but we are disappointed by those who take the law into their own hands. Suspects who are sought or suspected to be involved in criminal activities should be handed over to the police if they are apprehended by those making a citizen’s arrest, he said.

On 8 February 2018, KwaMashu detectives arrested five suspects who were allegedly involved in vigilantism at KwaMashu area. They are due to at the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court today, 12 February 2018 facing murder charges. They were linked to a murder case where an unknown victim was allegedly assaulted by a group of people at Phothwe road in K section, KwaMashu on 6 February 2018. He was accused of being involved in criminal activities in the area. A case of murder was opened at the KwaMashu police station. More arrests are expected to be made as the matter is still under investigation.

Source: South African Police Service