Tebogo Msimanga |
The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, condemned the mob justice incident that claimed four lives and leaving five people critically injured at Plot 52 in Zandspruit informal settlement, during the early hours of Wednesday 19 May 2021 .
Mazibuko said preliminary reports indicate that SAPS members attached to Honeydew police station were alerted of the mob justice incident and responded. “Upon arrival at the scene, members found a group of more than 200 people gathering at an open space and started throwing stones at police.”
Four people were confirmed dead by the team of paramedics, while the other five were critically injured and immediately taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath and Helen Joseph hospitals to receive medical attention.
“We condemn in the harshest terms the mob justice incident which led to the loss of lives and leaving others injured in Zandspruit. These gruesome acts often leave communities traumatized and have long term devastating effects,” said Mazibuko.
Three people have been arrested.