2 men mistaken for kidnapping boy lynched by mob
A mob on Tuesday mistook two men for kidnapping an 11-year-old boy in the Pinetown CBD, west of Durban of South Africa lynching them, according to the police.
News24 reported that the incident took place taken place in Stanfield Lane when the boy’s father left him with his friend.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said “The father went to buy his son something to eat, leaving the child with the friend. When he returned after a few minutes, he noticed that his vehicle was overturned.”
“It is believed that members of the community suspected that his friend had kidnapped the child. His friend sustained serious injuries and was declared dead at the scene. Another unknown man also died whilst trying to assist,” she said.
Police are still investigating circumstances surrounding the killings. Meanwhile police officials are now making efforts to locate relatives of the dead.