Mob justice on the rise

Police have expressed concern about the increase of mob justice. Superintendent Andrew Phiri warned people against taking the law into their own hands.

“All suspects must be handed over to the police and people must not take the law into their own hands,” he said.

People who spoke to The Zimbabwean said they were tired of corruption within the judiciary system.

“Some of the thieves are arrested one day and walking free the next, we cannot watch this,” said a local man.

Responding to the allegations, Deputy Secretary of the Judiciary Service Commission, Rex Shana said people were convicted when there is reasonable suspicion that they have committed an offence.

Last week, a man from Old Tafara was killed by an angry mob after he allegedly stole a television. Popular musician, Taurai Mandebvu, is up for murder after fatally assaulting a suspected burglar.

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