Teenager stoned to death after alleged theft

2016-02-04 06:00

A teenager’s life came to a horrible end after he was stoned to death by an angry mob for allegedly robbing a woman.

The bloodied body of Emihle Duma was found sprawled on a field along Oscar Mpetha Drive in Kuyasa, Harare, in Khayelitsha yesterday morning.

The 17-year-old boy had been beaten, stoned and kicked to death shortly after 6am after residents caught him after he had allegedly robbed a commuter of her cellphone.

Community members say three other teenagers managed to escape the attack.

The dead boy’s grieving mother arrived at the scene with other relatives and angrily chased journalists away.

Moments after closing her son’s staring eyes, the woman fainted next to his body.

When she came to, she sobbed and screamed that “tik had done this to her child”.

Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirms a murder case is under investigation: “According to the reports, a body of a 17-year-old male was found with open wounds to his head and body at about 6.20am at Oscar Mpetha Drive, Harare.

“No one has been arrested at this stage.”

Anyone with information is requested to contact Harare SAPS on 021 363 9000.

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