MAN BURNT TO DEATH BY LYNCH MOB IN LIMPOPO SOUTH AFRICA

LIMPOPO, A suspected criminal has died after being set alight by a lynch mob at a Thohoyandou taxi rank in Limpopo.

Police say the man was suspected of crime in the area and was chased by the mob after residents recognised him at a Thohoyandou taxi rank.

Pictures of the victim being burnt alive have been circulated on social networks.

Police spokesperson Mashudu Malelo says no arrest has been made. He says the man has not been identified.

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has condemned a spate of violent protests in the province. Numerous public facilities including clinics and community halls have been torched by protesting residents.

Most recently, residents of Copesville, outside Pietermaritzburg, blockaded roads and burnt down a clinic, demanding that the African National Congress to remove a local councillor as its candidate for the August 3 local election.

Dube-Ncube says the destruction of public property is unacceptable.

“The way of them showing their anger. The facilities have got nothing to do with our grievances we should be able to protest and we should be able to engage in discussion but these protests that go about violently disrespecting other people democracy, disrespecting other people rights to access services even blocking people from going to their workplace we really saying to our people this must stop,” says Dube Ncube.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK