An­gry mob torches houses over ‘stock theft’

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EAST­ERN Cape po­lice ar­rested 27 peo­ple af­ter an an­gry mob ar med with pan­gas torched nine houses in Ngcobo, a spokesman said.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Mzukisi Fatyela yes­ter­day said Ngcobo res­i­dents were an­gry and ac­cused the head­man of steal­ing their stock on Thurs­day.

“The peo­ple said one of the stolen sheep was found in the head­man’s kraal, so that’s why they burned his home,” said Fatyela. The head­man’s home and eight other houses, be­long­ing to his son and other rel­a­tives, were set alight. – Sapa

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