Residents of a settlement in Cape Town, South Africa took justice into their own hands when they beat a man to death for allegedly raping a fifteen-year old girl.
The 32-year old suspect was dragged from a bar in Cape Town and beaten with sticks before being stoned to death. The sexual assault had occurred earlier in that same day.
One of the local residents said the people killed him because this was not his first offense. He told SABCNews.com, “During the day he raped the girl, he robbed people of their phones. He was always carrying a knife with him. We don’t regret his killing because if we do not react to these incidents, no one would.”
The girl reportedly needed to be taken away from the area because she has received death threats from the man’s friends and family.