A vigilante group in Limpopo taught a group of alleged Zimbabwean car thieves a lesson after being found with a suspected stolen vehicle.
VIGILANTE GROUP DEAL WITH VEHICLE THIEVES
According to Polokwane Weekly, three suspected illegal Zimbabweans were found lying motionless on the side of the road at Mokgodu Moletji following the agonising beating on 18 September.
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ZIMBABWEN CAR THIEVES FOUND WITH AN EXPENSIVE CAR
It is reported that the suspects were found in possession of a BMW that was stolen in the area.
They were caught by the vigilante group and beaten up and thereafter handed over to the police.
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COMMUNITY ACCUSE OF THE BEING SOFT TO THE CRIMINALS
Although these suspects were beaten up to a pulp, the vigilante group has been accused of being soft and lenient.
These sentiments were echoed in comparison to the Nzhelele incident where an angry mob set the suspects alight after being accused of kidnapping.
On 17 August, two alleged child kidnappers were killed in their escaped vehicle after the car was torched by an angry mob.
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The kidnappers were caught after allegedly trying to kidnap children at a plaza near Nzhelele Biaba outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.
“After community members managed to track them down, the vehicle was set alight with them inside while two victims were reunited with their families.”Polokwane Weekly
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Two of the three suspects were burnt alive in their escape vehicle. It was reported that the third suspect was rescued from the burning vehicle on the arrival of the police.
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