Alley Zitha after he was forced to eat his own faeces
A 33-year-old man will not forget in a hurry the day he was forced to eat his own faeces by residents of a town in South Afric. The 33-year-old Alley Zitha was caught red-handed stealing from a house in the community. The residents gave the thief a choice to eat his faeces and wash it down with his urine or be beaten to death. The he had no choice than to choose the former. According to Daily Sun SA, the man squatted down in front of the crowd and took a dump. Making himself comfortable on the hard ground, he stuffed his mouth with his own excrement as tears ran down his face.
Then the residents watched as he gulped down his own urine. Though he vomited while eating his own faeces, because of the crowd, he continued until he finished it. “This was worse than any beating I have ever endured. I will never steal again. That’s a promise,” said Alley from Rondos, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.
He said he was grateful to walk home alive and unharmed. “I had been caught stealing and beaten before, and I still went on to steal again, even before my wounds had healed,” he said.
Alley was allegedly caught last Monday evening after breaking into a house. The family had gone to visit a relative in hospital at the time. The home owner, who did not want to be named, told Daily Sun: “We returned early and we found him searching for valuables. The TV and laptops were already on the floor. I called my sons and some of our neighbours and he was caught.”
Alley confessed to breaking into several houses in the area, selling his loot in Mkhuhlu. He begged residents not to call the cops as he was out on bail. “The angry residents wanted to beat him to a pulp, but then changed their minds and gave him the tough choice,” said the home owner.
According to the residents, their actions were intended to send a clear message to criminals that they would be dealt with harshly.
Calcutta police spokesman, Captain Phillip Fakude said residents should refrain from taking the law into their own hands, adding that what they did to the suspect was inhuman.