It has been shared widely on social media, and it has left many people in tears because they never thought they’d see something like this in their lifetimes. The family of a recently murdered Zimbabwean man was seen cleaning up his blood on the street in the video.
Officers tactical reaction teams and public order police patrolled the densely populated Diepsloot neighborhood at all hours of the day and night to maintain order following a string of violent incidents and protests.
Despite this, Mbhodazwe Nyathi’s body was found on Thubelihle Street, just a few feet from his home, on Thursday morning. A mob had supposedly assassinated him the previous night.
Following the weekend’s killings of numerous persons, a large number of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday.
An angry mob ran through his neighborhood, demanding identification documents from the Zimbabwean father of four, his family claims. The enraged mob was chasing a group of people, they say.
According to Nyathi’s brother Godknows, Nyathi’s family retreated behind their home and the group spotted them and started pursuing them because they mistook them for armed robbery perpetrators.
Took Nyathi into custody, attacked and burned him on fire by a bunch of people.
He wasn’t a thief, therefore we feel betrayed. Last time I spoke to him, he was in Diepsloot for the day, working. He returned home and was assassinated. My brother was a decent human being, and I miss him a lot. Godknows: “He was married with four children.
Residents in Nyathi’s neighborhood were moved to tears on Thursday as Nyathi’s family cleaned up his blood and salvaged parts of his clothing from the charred wreckage.
“The only thing I can tell the residents of Diepsloot is that if they catch a criminal, they need to conduct an investigation.” It’s impossible for them to catch someone, kill them, and discover later that they were not a criminal and were innocent,” he remarked.
In an interview with News24, police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili said on Wednesday around 21:00 that a crowd had gone door-to-door demanding passports from foreigners
As they broke into a house, a man escaped, was tracked down, and shot dead, according to the woman who was there.
Residents claimed that they were reluctant to speak to News24 for fear of their lives being jeopardized. According to one anonymous woman, she hid under her bed with headphones on as the mayhem broke out.
Diepsloot will receive specialized police units after seven people were killed in the area over the weekend.
In the words of Eclick Maphalla, the mob’s prey had leaped over her fence and taken cover behind her shack.
When I went to bed, I couldn’t sleep because the community was pursuing people, and they were hiding behind my shanty. There were three of them, and we have no idea why the community was after them,” remarked Maphalla.
One of the community’s most prominent leaders, Andrew Maleka, expressed outrage over the murder of a young girl.
“This is unacceptable to us. Because they’re from Zimbabwe, we consider them family. Eventually, we South Africans will be forced to leave our country for a better life in Zimbabwe because the scenario there is threatening to spread to our shores.
According to him, the current state of affairs in South Africa shows that the majority of the population is either unemployed or living below the poverty line.
On Thursday, Bheki Cele, the Minister of Police, was set to visit the family.