Johannesburg - Fed up Alexandra residents believe the police have failed them. The residents took matters into their own hands when they killed a suspected serial rapist.
This follows an incident this week where a suspected rapist and robber in the area, was allegedly attacked and burnt to death by an angry mob in the township.
A source, who asked to remain anonymous, said the man was found on top of a roof of one of the rape victims. He was then dragged down, beaten and burnt to death.
“The mob asked him what he was doing on the roof and he failed to give response, that is when they started to assault him. They dragged him down while others threw mortar bricks and stones at him. Some were beating him using knobkerries. His head and clothes were covered with blood,” said the source.
She said the man was holding a knife when they pulled him from the roof and had other knives on him under his garments,” the source said.