May 20 2011
A man accused of stealing a motorbike was beaten to death in Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.
“The 29-year-old man was accused of stealing a motorbike and last night, at about 7.30pm, he was attacked by this angry mob of people,” said Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.
“No arrests have been made because we are still investigating.”
He said police had tried to “minimise” mob justice in case someone wrongly accused of a crime was killed.