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SAPS condemns vigilantism

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

CENTANE:  The Amathole Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Xakavu conveyed his shock after a 32-year-old man was allegedly tied up with a rope in a community meeting which was held at Komkhulu Location , Kei Farm Village in Centane yesterday.

It is alleged that the Komkhulu community members held a meeting and the deceased was tied up with a rope. His brother went to investigate as to what was happening and was chased away by the community members. Later on the deceased body was found torched and dumped in a nearby forest.

The circumstances surrounding the incident forms part of the investigation. A case of murder has been opened for investigation and no arrest has been made yet.                                                 

The Amathole Acting District Commissioner Brigadier Xakavu has condemned the incident and warned that those who take the law into their own hands will face the full might of the law. Police will not rest until the perpetrators are behind bars, he said.


Captain Siphokazi Mawisa
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