Mob beats alleged rapist to death

Published Oct 13, 2015

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Potchefstroom - An alleged rapist has been murdered at Setlagole village near Mahikeng, police said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old man was beaten to death on Monday morning.

A 24-year-old woman alleged that the man had approached her on Sunday evening, October 11, at Letsapa’s Tavern.

After chatting, the two went to the Complex Garage together where the man asked her to accompany him to Madibogo. When she refused and ran away, he allegedly chased her, said police spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko.

He then allegedly forced her into a field near Malebogo Primary School, where he raped her.

He then allegedly took her to an RDP house where he continued to rape her.

Ramaloko said the victims’ relatives and friends searched for the suspect and found him sleeping where the attack had allegedly taken place.

A group of people took the man to the chief, where police later found him. He had been assaulted and was seriously injured.

The suspect was taken to the local clinic where he died, Ramaloko said.

No arrests have been made.

ANA

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