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Man beaten to death by Mthatha residents over alleged attempted rape

Dec 18, 2017
Man beaten to death by Mthatha residents over alleged attempted rape

Police have again warned the public no to take the law into their own hands following a mob justice incident that took place over the weekend near Mthatha.

According to police information, a 24-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by the residents of Mandela Park, near Mthatha, after he was allegedly caught trying to rape a 49-year-old woman.

"The information we have gathered is that after he went to the house of the woman he allegedly wanted to rape, a group of people from Mandela Park came and assaulted the man to death," said police spokesperson, Mzukisi Fatyela.

"Now a case of murder has been opened, no arrests have been made.

"But we are following all the information that might lead to those, who killed the man.

"Let me again strongly condemn this taking of the law to the hands of the community.”