An irate mob in Ndirande Township torched to death two suspected thieves on Tuesday, police have confirmed.
One of the suspects has been identified as Mphatso Sinedala while the other one is yet to be recognized.
Blantyre police Publicist Elizabeth Divala said one of the suspected thieves was killed after he allegedly attempted to steal a car battery at Ndirande Newlines near Ma Flats.
While Sinedala was caught trying to steal sugarcane in Goliyo area.
“We should warn people who take the law into their own hands that the law shall take its course to anyone found doing do. People should not take the law into their hands by executing mob justice on suspects. If suspects are captured, they should always be handed over to police for proper course of action rather than killing them on the spot,” warned Divala.
“Mob Justice is not the best solution to address crime issues in the country. This is against the law and everybody should adhere to this by reporting to police”.
Last week Thursday another irate mob in Machinjiri Township burnt to death a suspected thief who broke into a house of one of the residents in the township and start demanding for cash, however the owner of the house resisted forcing the burglar to stab him on the neck with a screw driver.
The owner of the house- name not mentioned- managed to scream for help, and other residents came to his rescue, apprehended the suspected thief before burning him to death.