KwaZulu-Natal police say they will conduct interviews as part of their investigation into the murder of alleged drug lord Yaganathan Pillay, commonly known as “Teddy Mafia”.
Pillay was gunned down at his home in Shallcross, south of Durban earlier this week.
He died in hospital after sustaining two gunshot wounds to the head.
Shallcross alleged gangster shot:
The two alleged attackers were also beheaded and their bodies burnt, allegedly by angry locals.
Police spokesperson Jay Naicker says acts of mob justice make it difficult for officers to investigate crimes.
“At this stage, we have handed the dockets over to the provincial organised crime unit. They are going through the evidence methodically. As I said, there are lot of unanswered questions. They will be interviewing people in the coming days to establish or get a much more clear picture of what happened or transpired on the day,” adds Naicker.
‘Teddy Mafia’ laid to rest
On Thursday, hundreds of people gathered on Taurus Street in Shallcross, Durban, to pay their final respects to Pillay.
The funeral procession was led by a Scottish bagpiper and a convoy of luxurious cars.
In the video below, dzens of people came out to pay their last respects to Pillay: