Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vigilante justice


Two men were necklaced in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth on Monday, Eastern Cape police said.

The two men were burnt to death on Monday for allegedy breaking into a house in the area, said Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu.

The house was broken into on Sunday evening and one occupant was murdered.

Community members spotted one of the men wearing clothes belonging to the victim, Gwavu said. Residents also recovered a stolen television from Sunday's break-in.

Necklacing is forcing a rubber tyre soaked with petrol around a person's chest and arms, and setting it on fire.

The two victims have not yet been identified and no arrests have been made.

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