Cape Town – The community of Diepsloot is in shock and fear after seven young men were reportedly torched to death in a suspected case of vigilantism.
Reports indicated that an armed forum chased a group of boys accused of terrorising the community with petty crimes.
Five were caught and killed in Extension 12, while two more were caught in Extension 13.
The bodies were piled up and burned with tires and wood.
Residents express horror at the gruesome incident.
The family of one victim, 20-year-old Katlego Mphuthi, insisted he did not deserve such a fate, regardless of the allegations against him.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu