Grahamstown gang rape victim dies

2013-03-04 14:29

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Grahamstown - A 28-year-old woman who was allegedly gang raped by six men has died six weeks after the brutal attack, according to a report on Monday.

The Cape Times reported that Thandiswa Qubuda was beaten and had her right ear slit in the 20 January 2013 attack. She was found partially undressed and unconscious in a neighbour's backyard.

She never regained consciousness and died at Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown on Thursday.

The six men were arrested for attempted murder shortly after the attack and released on bail. The charges will now be changed to murder at their next court appearance.

Eastern Cape police told the newspaper that the investigation is still ongoing, and they are waiting for the results of DNA tests.

Qubuda's cousin said she had been at a tavern that evening and they got worried when she didn't return home. Neighbours said they heard screaming and one of them saw the six men allegedly raping her.

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