A matric pupil has been beaten to death by a group of people who believed he was involved with the disappearance of children in Nomphumelelo township in East London, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.
The 23-year-old Mbulelo Mtati was killed on Sunday, said Brigadier Marinda Mills.
“The police confirmed that there are no children reported missing in the East London area.”
Mills said there was also no information or evidence linking the man with the crimes.
Eastern Cape provincial police provincial commissioner Lieutenant Celiwe Binta said revenge attacks were not an answer to crime.
“We are condemning this in the strongest possible way, as these disturbing incidents are unjustifiable. We are in hot pursuit of the perpetrators,” said Binta.