DURBAN � KwaZulu-Natal police management have strongly condemned acts of vigilantism where members of communities have been accused of taking the law into their own hands. Those found breaking the law will be dealt with, irrespective of the reasons advanced. We always encourage our communities to work with police in the fight against crime.
On 28 September 2019, a group of individuals were at Dannhauser when they were attacked by patrons of a nearby tavern. It is alleged that they were attacked with pangas and knives after being accused of assaulting a woman in the area. Five were critically injured and taken to a local clinic where one of them passed away as a result of his injuries. A case of murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm was opened at the Dannhauser police station.
An investigation was immediately launched and one suspect was arrested. On further investigation, five more suspects were arrested at Vryheid after they fled the area. A knife that was allegedly used during the murder was also seized as an exhibit. The arrested suspects, aged between 17 and 25 are expected to appear in the Dannhauser Magistrate's Court tomorrow.
Source: South African Police Service