TWO INNOCENT MEN WERE BRUTALLY KILLED IN PINETOWN MOB ATTACK
Posted on: 07/09/2017

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TWO INNOCENT MEN WERE BRUTALLY KILLED IN PINETOWN MOB ATTACK
News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Kwa-Zulu Natal | 

7 Sep 2017, Pinetown: Pinetown police have confirmed that the alleged kidnapping that occurred in central Pinetown on Tuesday was a misunderstanding that led to the tragic death of two innocent men.

Highway Mail reported, that community members turned violent, stoning and stabbing the men they assumed where kidnapping a young boy.

Police spokesperson Captain Bongumusa Manqele said the seven year-old child who is mentally challenged, was with his dad’s friend, Mlungisi Nxumalo waiting for his father when the tragedy struck.

When his father entered the shops he started screaming for him and hit the car window, and that is when the bystanders accused Mlungisi of kidnapping the boy.



A second man, whose identity is unknown at the moment, tried to intervene but was also beaten up by the mob and died on the scene.

Mlungisi died on his way to hospital. One of the deceased was only hours from his 44th Birthday. A case of double murder is now being investigated by The Pinetown Police Station.

The unknown man is an African, around the age of 40 and was wearing blue jeans and a grey T-shirt.

Pinetown detectives are requesting help in identifying and tracing the relatives of the unknown man.



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