A man in Daveyton was beaten up and set alight in an alleged mob justice attack.
According to the Daveyton SAPS corporate communications officer Sergeant Constance Moalusi, the police officers who appeared at the scene saw flaming tyres on the corpse of the alleged robber.
“The member of the community who alerted the police said he heard loud noises. When he went to check, he noticed a group of people who were beating up the suspect. Later he noticed flames,” Moalusi stated.
Daveyton SAPS station commander condemned the actions of the community members.
A case of murder has been opened.
The police ask anyone possessing the information that can lead to arresting the suspects to contact the officers.