Two people were killed in two separate mob justice attacks in Olievenhoutbosch on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto said the first attack occurred shortly after 12:00.
“Three people aged 22, 23 and 35 were accosted and attacked by the mob accusing them of terrorising the community in extension 37. Police managed to rescue them, however, one of the men succumbed to his injuries in hospital later that afternoon,” he said.
Moloto said another attack happened later at a tuckshop in extension 25.
“Two armed men entered a tuckshop in Jackals Street around 18:00 before taking an undisclosed amount of cash,” he added.
“After the robbery, the two men got involved in a heated argument, and in the process, one suspect took out a firearm, shot and killed his accomplice.”
Moloto said the community gave chase and apprehended the suspect.
He was assaulted with stones and he succumbed to his injuries.
Two firearms were recovered on the scene, Moloto said.
Tshwane West cluster commander Major-General Tommy Mthombeni condemned the attacks and encouraged communities to report criminal activities to the police and to avoid taking the law into their own hands.
Olievenhoutboch police have opened two cases of murder and one of attempted murder.
Source: Pretoria Rekord