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    Vigilante killings target 'criminals' in South Africa

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Suspected criminals are being targeted in vigilante style killings in South Africa, whereby victims have had car tyres placed around their neck, which are doused in petrol, and set alight.

    One of the most recent cases happened in the township of Leslie, following the rape and murder of an old woman.

    Police are asking people not to take the law into their own hands.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Leslie, South Africa.