Police in Motherwell in the Eastern Cape have condemned the
mob murder of an 18-year-old man, who was suspected of killing his mother.
Police spokesperson Captain André Beetge said the body of
the mother, 56, was found outside her house at about 04:45 on Thursday. There
were multiple stab wounds to the upper part of her body.
Residents immediately suspected her son and went looking for
him, Beetge said.
"[The] SAPS was unfortunately unable to find him before
the crowd did.
"A group of about 120 persons killed the son by burning
him in the street, not far from where the body of his mother was found
earlier," Beetge added.
Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie,
condemned the attack.
"Revenge attacks cannot be tolerated. One cannot right
a wrong with another wrong. Murder stays murder, and killing out of revenge
will face the same consequences with the law as murder," said Rabie.
Police are investigating both murders.