South Africa 22.10.2013 08:00 am

Vaal residents angry

Weapons confiscated by the Evaton police during sting operations  in the area are displayed, 17 Septmeber 2013, at the Evaton police station. The weapons were found in the possession of a group of youth that calls itself the

Weapons confiscated by the Evaton police during sting operations in the area are displayed, 17 Septmeber 2013, at the Evaton police station. The weapons were found in the possession of a group of youth that calls itself the "amawrong turn". Picture: Refilwe Modise

One of the members of a gang known as Ama Wrong Turn which has been terrorising community members in the Vaal, is currently in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Sebokeng Hospital.

He was allegedly attacked and hacked with a panga by angry residents who said they have had enough. The Citizen first broke the story about this group threatening ordinary residents last month.

At the time, police spokesman Tshifhiwa Mitileni said the group of boys were carrying dangerous weapons ranging from pangas, knives and other sharp objects.

The group, from Eatonside, has been committing crimes in Sebokeng’s Zone 7, 6 and 3.

Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, Mitileni said angry residents decided to take matters into their own hands on Saturday by burning down eight houses, where the alleged gangsters live.

“Eight houses were burnt to ashes by community members. “We have arrested eight community members who will be appearing in court soon, facing charges of attempted murder,” Mitileni said.

He also confirmed that seven members of the Ama Wrong Turn group members have been arrested. Their ages range between 14 and 22.

 

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