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Barbaric act

By unknown | 2008-10-27 00:00:00.0

"Necklace" killing is a barbaric method of settling scores with thugs or political opponents.

"Necklace" killing is a barbaric method of settling scores with thugs or political opponents.

This system, which has always been condemned, was prevalent during the apartheid days when government spies had tyres doused with petrol placed around their necks and set alight.

It is shocking that this gruesome technique reared its head again in Zondi, Soweto, two weeks ago. The young victim was accused of robbing local filling stations.

Five men, including a security guard, have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder.

Despite their anger, the public should be reminded not to take the law into their own hands.

We hope that those who committed the grisly act will be convicted and sentenced to rot in jail.

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