Mob justice: Man gets 18 year sentence for brutal murder, Springs

South African Police Service

Mob justice: Man gets 18 year sentence for brutal murder, Springs
Mob justice: Man gets 18 year sentence for brutal murder, Springs

Police have on numerous occasions cautioned members of the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands lest they find themselves committing serious crimes, wittingly or unwittingly.

Thulani Mthiyane was on the list of police wanted suspects when he was arrested in November last year for stabbing a 33 year old victim two months earlier. Further investigations linked Mthiyane to a 2016 incident of mob justice where a 26 year old male victim was set alight at N17 informal settlement in Springs.

On 22 July 2019, the Springs Regional Court found Mthiyane guilty of incitement to commit murder for which he will spend 15 years behind bars, and 3 years imprisonment for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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