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Three relatives nabbed for allegedly killing a rape suspect in Addo

Jun 25, 2018
Three relatives nabbed for allegedly killing a rape suspect in Addo

Police nabbed three suspects for allegedly killing a rape suspect in Addo on Sunday.

"It is alleged that a 20-year-old woman was sleeping at her home, at around 03:00, in KwaNomathamsanqa area, Addo, when a man broke into the house and raped her," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli. 

"A victim was alone at the time of the incident, and it is believed that her relatives arrived while the suspect was still in the act and attacked him.

"A rape suspect, Xolani Lose (35) died at the scene."

He said that three people, aged between 23 and 50 years, were arrested and are due to appear in the Addo Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, for murder.

"A case of rape was also opened for investigation."