Four men were burnt to death in Samora Machel, Philippi for terrorizing the community. Residents took the law into their own hands by setting ablaze the men suspected of house robberies, murders as well as stabbings.
Burnt bodies of the four men were found at a railway line in Sweet Home Farms on Tuesday.
A neighborhood watch member, said the four men had been beaten and set alight either at midnight on Tuesday or on Monday night, because the rest of the community had only seen the bodies in the morning.
He said “We condemn mob justice and urge people not to take matters into their own hands. We understand people are frustrated and tired of having their doors kicked down by criminals…”
Earlier on Monday community leaders had met the police to address concerns about the increase in crime, the leaders explained that residents were fed up.