Mob beats suspected killer to death
Cape Town - A man has been beaten to death after residents accused him of murdering a 7-year-old girl in Kwanokuthula near Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.
Captain Malcolm Pojie said about 2 000 people interrogated the man about the missing girl before he led them to a deserted area on Monday afternoon.
"He allegedly pointed out the body of Siphokazi Nini, who was reported missing on Sunday evening. The mob attacked the 37-year-old man, pelting him with stones and other objects until he died," Pojie said.
Nini went missing on Sunday morning.
"When her grandparents woke up at 06:00, they discovered the girl was gone."
He said two murder dockets had been opened - one for the missing girl and one in connection with the mob killing.
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