published Jan. 14, 2023, 9:36 p.m. by mariamagboola
What do you make of it when criminals are forced to kiss instead of facing jungle justice?
It sounds strange, isn't it? but that is how a community in South Africa decids to deal with criminals caught red-handed instead of making them face mob action.
The police have warned residents to stop taking law into their own hands.
Ekurhuleni residents therefore force thugs to kiss each other after being caught instead of beating them up.
They see this as another way to “punish” them as they believe this will bruise their dignity.
Some residents have even gone as far as making them kiss their partner's ass ànd ' if you refuse to do this, they moer you.'
In the latest incident, residents of Daveyton in Ekurhuleni caught two men who were accused of stealing a TV
Ekurhuleni residents force criminals kiss each instead of beating them up.
Community leader David Mngwevu told a daily newspaper that he understands why residents have taken this route.
“Since people aren’t allowed to take the law into their own hands, this is the best way to punish them,” he said.
A resident, Gugulethu Phakade said she loves the idea and hopes it will scare off other criminals.
Another incident happened in Katlehong where two men who had robbed someone of their cellphone were told to kiss.
“They refused to kiss and were moered,” Gugulethu said.
Gauteng police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo advised residents not to take the law into their own hands as this can land them in jail. “If residents catch a suspect, just report him to the police,” he said.