By Own Correspondent- A Bulawayo man who was transporting his employer’s children in a van branded Sincere Security was badly beaten up by an angry mob on Thursday after they mistook him for a child trafficker.
Sources privy to the developments allege that the four children were playing in the back of the van, and some people erroneously took their noise to be a cry for help.
An angry mob of people at Fife Street and 5th Avenue quickly accosted the van and forced open the doors.
When the mob saw the four children in the back of the van, they accused the driver of kidnapping the kids and started assaulting him. After badly assaulting him, the mob took the man to Bulawayo Central Police Station.
The parents of the children later came to the police station where they cleared up the matter.
The assaulted man was taken to hospital for treatment.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident urging the public not to beat up suspects but take them to the nearest police station.
“They should have just brought him to a police station and allowed the law to take its course instead of beating him up.”
Below are some videos which erroneously propagated the false accusations against the unfortunate man.
Below is a video which was doing the rounds on social media: