Capetown, Feb. 18
The " Daily Mail's " Capetown correspondent says that native convicts have been binding tnemselves into gangs for criminal purposes, Tbe organisations comprise a king, a judge, a fighting general, a medical officer and warriors.
At a trial recently held punishment was decreed, death sentences beiDg inflicted in some cases by stabbing with a sharpened nail, strangling with a wet towel, or putting powdered glass into the victim's food. The organisations, which are chiefly Zulu, terrorise the natives into membership.
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CONVICT GANGS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4373, 20 February 1914
CONVICT GANGS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4373, 20 February 1914
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