Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
28 May 2021
6:02 am

Those against mob justice end up being forced to participate

Sipho Mabena

People want to see change, they do not want to hear it. Until then, many more people are going to be killed.

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It is sad and depressing but we have to admit that lawlessness has become the order of the day in South Africa. The beloved country, ravaged by the legacy of colonialism and apartheid, is now on the grip of criminals. This is where police are supposed to maintain law and order, protect us – but are themselves gang members, extortionist and rapists. So it came as no surprise that the community of Zandspruit decided one morning to round up everybody they believed to be a criminal and necklaced them on a local soccer field, with eight of them dying a...