Molefe Seeletsa
Digital Journalist
6 minute read
20 May 2021
10:28 pm

Mob justice: Fed-up communities don’t trust police to protect them

Molefe Seeletsa

Experts believe a lack of trust contributes to at least two people a day dying as a result of mob justice attacks in South Africa.

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Mob justice attack incidents in South Africa have found their way into the spotlight again following the deaths of five people who were assaulted, then set alight by community members of Zandspruit in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The incident has raised a number of questions about the underlying issues that lead to these violent acts, despite the police arresting three suspects in connection to the murders. ALSO READ: ‘I’m in pain,’ says mother of Zandspruit mob justice victim At least two people a day die as a result of mob justice attacks or acts of vigilantism in South Africa, according to...