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Do not take the law into your own hands, Leave that to the Police.
14 December 2020  | Puleng Valentine Tladi | Views: 290

I urge you all to not play detective, as a lay man usually uses extreme methods to get a confession out of someone.

Let’s call this person A, A was sitting in the comfort of his own home, when a thief broke in and took some of his valuable belongings. Instead of going to the Police to open a criminal case of housebreaking against the perpetrator, A decided to take the law into his own hands.

A did some investigations about the whereabouts of the thief and finally A tracked down the thief, opened the boot, put him the boot of his car and drove all the way to his house.

Upon their arrival at his house, B (A’s wife) was waiting with a sjambok, then A and B took turns in beating C (the thief).  Both A and B beat up C to get a confession out of C.

Eventually C managed to escape and went to the police station to open a case of kidnapping, common assault and assault GBH. Both A and B were charged with the above mentioned offences. They both spent the weekend in jail, and only got out on bail on Monday. 

Food for thought: We all know that A and B are not criminals , however due to the allegations against them, they will be treated like criminals. I urge you all  to please not take the law into your own hands, rather leave that to the police. The police are  trained to investigate and arrest criminals.