WATCH: Eyewitness account of the mob attack on alleged kidnappers in Pinetown

AN angry mob allegedly beat a man to death and critically injured a second man after accusing the pair of kidnapping a young school girl in the Pinetown CBD, this afternoon.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said an eye witness had allegedly seen the girl being kidnapped and bundled into a vehicle before the mob violence broke out.

“The incident occurred near the vicinity of the Pinetown taxi rank. The men allegedly tied the girl’s hands and bundled her into the boot of their car,” he said.

“When the men realised the mob was onto them, they tried to flee the scene but the mob caught up with them and started hitting the men with bricks. ” Mathios said.

According to the eye witness, the mob had pursued the men shouting “kill him, kill him”.

“One of the men died at the scene and a second was critically injured and transported to hospital,” Mathios said.

Mathios said the mob also tried to set the second man alight.

Pinetown SAPS responded to the scene of the crime.

“The school girl was rescued and immediately taken to the Pinetown police station,” Mathios said.


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Deshni Ramkisoon-Pillay

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