Rape of woman (66) – Mob attack and kill suspect, Ngcobo

South African Police Service

Rape of woman (66) – Mob attack and kill suspect, Ngcobo
Rape of woman (66) - Mob attack and kill suspect, Ngcobo

It is alleged that on Friday, 27 August 2021, a 36-year-old man was killed by the community after allegedly raping a 66-year-old woman and threatened to rape another female in the Gibeni location, Gubenxa A/A, in Ngcobo.

It is alleged that the elderly woman attended a traditional ceremony in the locality and entered the suspect’s brother’s house to rest because she was drunk.

The victim was awoken by the suspect, who strangled and then raped her. As the victim was shouting out for help, the suspect was ready busy to threatening to rape another female at a nearby homestead.

The suspect was confronted and assaulted by the community and passed away due to his injuries.

The Acting District Commissioner of Chris Hani District, Brigadier Mabel Magqashela expressed her disappointment that the community decided to take law in their own hands in spite of the continuous awareness campaigns done on vigilante acts.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service