- A video of 27-year old, Thoriso Themane being brutally beaten was shared on social media
- A second video was shared showing a teenager allegedly confessing to the murder
- South Africans took to social media to call for justice for Thoriso
South Africans were shocked after a disturbing video emerged on social media showing a 27-year old man, Thoriso Themane, allegedly being brutally beaten and dragged by a group of people. Thoriso succumbed to his injuries on the way the hospital where he was certified dead on arrival.
After a second video emerged on social media showing a teenager allegedly admitting to killing a man, many South Africans believed school learners were involved, Daily Sun reported.
While someone has been taken in for questioning, the police are yet to confirm any suspects. Spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said that the police cannot confirm that the attack was mob related, nor that that any school children were involved, IOL reported.
Outraged by the incident, South Africans have taken to social media to call for justice for Thoriso. The thread #JusticeForThoriso has gone viral on social media.
Social media users claim the boy who allegedly admitted to killing Thoriso is being protected by his well-connected father and have called for severe punishment for people who commit such heinous crimes, Briefly.co.za found.
One Twitter user, Tebogo Phasha, commented that we need to teach our children that we are not above the law.
Many users also questioned if the boy who allegedly claims to have perpetrated the attack was on drugs.
Refilwe Modipane wrote that parents should take responsibility for teaching their children right from wrong.
Many South Africans on social expressed concern about raising children in such a dangerous society.
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