State security agents in South Africa have arrested 14 people suspected to be part of a vigilante group which killed Zimbabwean domestic worker, Elvis Nyathi, who was beaten up with iron bars, stoned and set on fire in Johannesburg’s Diepsloot township two weeks ago.
The state-controlled Herald newspaper reports that police in Gauteng are currently questioning the suspects.
The newspaper quoted Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, as saying they have received a docket in which the 14 are accused of killing Nyathi.
The suspects, who allegedly killed Nyathi while they were looking for criminals in the township, are expected to appear in court soon.
Nyathi was laid to rest in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Nomusa Tshuma, and four children.
During Nyathi’s burial, close relatives urged the late 43-year-old man to fight back in his grave by punishing his assailants.