A robbery suspect was injured after he was attacked by mob on Gopalall Hurbans Road in Tongaat on Friday.
At approximately 15:45 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were on patrol in the area when they noticed a large crowd gathering in the Tongaat Central Business District. Upon investigation it was established that the crowd was beating and stabbing a man accused of robbing an individual.
According to the victim he was accosted by three (3) men who produced knives and robbed him of his cellphone, a bag and R150 in cash. One of the suspects stabbed the victim in the back before they fled on foot. The victim pursued the suspects and with the assistance of the public managed to arrest one of the culprits. The crowd began assaulting the man and stabbed him with his own knife.
Reaction Officers handed the suspect over to the Tongaat SAPS for further investigation.