Mob Beats Man to Death after Woman Shot Dead

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Mob Beats Man to Death after Woman Shot Dead


BYLINE: STAFF WRITER

NYANGA residents yesterday beat a man to death as he tried to flee after he and two others allegedly shot and killed a pedestrian.

The bullet hit a 48-year-old woman, from the Eastern Cape, in the head and she died on the scene early yesterday.

Nothing was stolen from her even though she had been carrying cash and a cellphone.

Hours later the Nyanga police spokesperson, Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi, said officers were still trying to track down the remaining men.

She said the woman, who may not be named until her next-of-kin are informed, had been walking in Ngulube Street in Browns Farm at the time.

Sitshitshi said three men got out a nearby taxi and approached the woman.

One of the men took out a firearm and shot her in the head. Sitshitshi said the three men fled to another taxi.

Two of them managed to get away in the taxi but, she said, members of the community chased and caught the third suspect. …

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