Alleged rapist beaten by community

2012-03-04 18:21

Johannesburg -  A 32-year-old man was beaten badly by residents in Soweto on Sunday after he allegedly entered a house and raped a woman, Johannesburg police said.

The man suffered extensive injuries and had to be rescued by police, who placed him under arrest.

He was taken to hospital where he remains under police guard.

Warrant Office Kay Makhubela said the man entered the Jabulani house at 07:30 on Sunday "and forced himself onto the woman", also aged 32. Her friend who was outside the house at the time heard her screams, went inside and found the man raping her.

She ran into the street for help.

The suspect would appear in court as soon as he recovered, said Makubela.

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