Mob kills alleged rapist in Free State

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A Free State man has been killed by an enraged mob of community members on Sunday. This after he was accused of allegedly raping a woman known to them.

The man was attacked after the community learned of the alleged assault. The mob attack occurred in Petsan, near Reitz. The man was found with multiple stab wounds, bruises and burnt legs.

Police Spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo told News24 that police were summoned to the scene where the angry community failed to co-operate with authorities. The man was finally rushed to hospital where he later died.

Mob violence condemned

The report stated that Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane denounced acts of mob justice. He said that crimes against women and children would not be allowed, adding that “anyone accused of such heinous crimes will face the might of the law.”

No one has been arrested as yet but an investigation will be conducted.