Cops are looking for the people who murdered a young man by necklacing him.
Police in Lingelethu are seeking witnesses who may have information regarding the murder of the man whose body was found burnt beyond recognition in Graceland, Khayelitsha, on Sunday.
The deceased, who might have been a victim of vigilante justice, was found with a tyre around his neck.
Police spokesperson Sgt. Noloyiso Rwexana says: “Police in Lingelethu have opened a case of murder, after a body of an unidentified man in his twenties was found in Mississippi Street, Graceland, Khayelitsha.”
“The deceased was found burnt, and seemingly constrained by a tyre. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation and no arrests have been made yet.”
Meanwhile in Ocean View and Lavender Hill, Metro cops have intensified their operations in gang hot spots, in efforts to quell the rise in violent crimes.
Safety and Security Mayco member JP Smith said the directorate had seen the additional visible operations move as fitting after the hostile shootout between rival gangs in Ocean View last week.
“We have stepped up our crime prevention operations in Ocean View and Lavender Hill. After the shooting incident in Ocean View last week, we will be conducting more routine operations in these communities.
“While we cannot unfortunately dedicate a full-time deployment to these areas, we will move forward with other initiatives aimed at tackling crime in local communities,” said Smith.