Soweto man killed for house breaking

A mob killed a Soweto man accused of housebreaking on Thursday morning, police said.

“The man was allegedly caught by the owner of the house while breaking into the house and he called community members,” said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.┬áThe man was severely beaten and died on the way to hospital, he said.

The homeowner was arrested when he went to the police to open a case of housebreaking, and would appear soon in the Protea Magistrate’s Court.