A young man was lynched to death by an angry mob after he was caught after a robbery operation.

It was gathered that the suspected robber snatched a motorbike from a man along with two of his gang members.

After successfully snatching the motorcycle from the victim, an alarm was raised which attracted the youths of the area as they chased the robbers and caught one of them while his accomplices escaped.

The young man was beaten mercilessly before he was set ablaze by the residents as can be seen.

Some South Africans say it is a welcome development to serve as deterrent to other persons who are involved in of crime.

Some are of the opinion that the law should take its course.