Suspected rapist beaten to death

2012-03-05 19:11

Johannesburg - A man was beaten to death in Soweto on Monday after trying to rape a woman, Gauteng police said.

The man, in his 30s, entered a shack in Doornkop where two women were sleeping around 03:00, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"He tried to rape one of the women, but she started to scream."

The man tried to escape, but neighbours caught him and started beating him.

"Police arrived to find the man severely beaten and in a serious condition. He was taken to hospital, but died on arrival."

No arrests had been made.

  • Vuks01 - 2012-03-05 19:19

    A bit drastic but maybe this is what we need to scare off these scum??

      John - 2012-03-05 20:14

      Thats the way it should be done - no lengthy court cases (waisting our tax money), no prison sentences (waisting our money), no chance of him escaping prison or getting let out early (no more raping and murdering again). That is what they call a win-win situation

      Jeeves - 2012-03-05 20:32

      Seems legit.

      Badgerspoon - 2012-03-05 20:52

      @iPixel - No, it isn't. This isn't an action to celebrate. We have laws and due process for a reason. Beating a man to death on the spot for attempted rape seems like a tempting solution, but this type of system is too open for abuse. You have to remove emotion when it comes to prosecuting people. But hey, I'm no hypocrite - he probably was guilty and more than likely it wasn't the first (though it was the last) time he tried doing this. Karma is a bitch.

      dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-06 09:53

      Not drastic at all!! He lived by the sword and he died by the sword. Finnis en klaar! He deserved every blow that he received and the community was merely protecting themselves from these scumbags that live amongst them. How dare he think that he can rape a woman in her own home and get away with it. Give that community a Bells!! All rapists deserve the death penalty Finnis en Klaar!!!!

      hettie.badenhorst1 - 2012-03-06 11:34

      A serious problem solved the African way.

      Hugh - 2012-03-06 11:51

      With a rape every 30 sec in SA, maybe this is the way to go. Now we need to transfer this culture to entrusted Gov officials that steal our taxes. Economical rape.

  • Ben - 2012-03-05 19:21

    I hope she is allright and will overcome this nightmare. I fail to feel sorry for his death.

  • Simnikiwe - 2012-03-05 19:22

    Fight fire with fire. That's how crime eKasi is supposed to be fought.

  • Carol - 2012-03-05 19:25

    This is an effective neighbourhood watch. Well done to the community!!!!

  • Khutso Rele Mokgosi - 2012-03-05 19:27

    this is what they do at the township i was raised at. the police are useless and usually come hours after the crime has occurred. although i believe violence is not always the answer, crime is now minimal because of the community.

  • Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-03-05 19:44

    Wow, I'm not too old for bedtime stories with happy endings after all. And given the amount of crime some of us have to endure in our neighbourhoods, this story qualifies as such.

  • Rebaone - 2012-03-05 19:44

    I WISH i could say a job well done to those who killed him but i can't because that would make me a bad person as i will congratulating cold-hearted murders for killing a fellow human being.I'm not saying that i'm accepting what he wanted to do and i don't accept the kind of punishment that he was given, i thought death penalty was abolished in S.A but what happened is a death penalty on its own.

      Ben - 2012-03-05 20:39

      Rebaone, I hear what you say. It is necessary for all of us to obey the laws but to abolish the death penalty might not have been the best decision. The statistics show that it was not. Now had you and me be the first ones on the scene, what would have happened. It could have been your sister.

      Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-03-05 21:42

      "human being"? My friend, criminals lack the empathy that makes us human; they are mankind's unofficial predators in the food chain. They prey on the society built by the righteous man. They are unmoved by the plight and misery of their victims, revelling in the power they have over them instead. They don't consider what you needed that money or property for, they just take it for themselves; They don't consider how meaningful your life is to you and your loved ones, they just kill you; They don't consider your virtues as a woman, young or old, (or even a man!) they just rape. Where righteous man has to make do with what God has allowed him, the criminal resolves to get more by preying on others. They are like rats that inconsiderately raid a farmer's storeroom, eating and contaminating his food stores and then ruining his property, and they should receive as much sympathy.

      npretorius2 - 2012-03-06 13:43

      Well said Teboho! - 2012-04-25 16:42

      Rebaone... I don't think you have been a victim of crime...serious crime. millions of south africans out there believe that the death penalty should be re-introduced in order to curb crime. the stats provide enough evidence that crime, esp murder and rape, has been increasing ever since the abolishment of the death penalty. drastic measures have to be considered. i say big up to that community. AN EYE FOR AN EYE...

  • Charmain - 2012-03-05 19:49

    And no arrests should be made. Justice has been served.

  • Agedah Alex - 2012-03-05 19:50

    No arrest later pls

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2012-03-05 20:19

    A bit barbaric but effective. This is the community's answer to the goverment's call for help to fight crime. I wonder if this would ever happen in a white commun ity and what the consequences would be

      Zimbobwe - 2012-03-05 20:58

      Take off your tinted glasses eben and congratulate a job well done by a tight knit community. Everybody knows that in the suburb is everyone to themselves and neighbors don't even know each other. Ekasi your neighbor is like your family and you will be helped if there is trouble. We call it ubuntu.

      Khutso Rele Mokgosi - 2012-03-05 21:42

      Zimbobwe the joys of living ekasi :-).

  • gvangreunen - 2012-03-05 20:36


  • Vernon - 2012-03-05 20:40

    i understand why people are'hard on' these creeps. they damn need this treatment.cut it off

  • Koos - 2012-03-05 20:51

    One less.

  • Snoopy.zn - 2012-03-06 07:55

    Justice was served!

  • Den - 2012-03-06 08:38

    very good

  • Den - 2012-03-06 08:39

    wouldnt have minded have putting in a kick or two

  • Colin - 2012-03-06 08:56

    and yet we still do not stand together and bring back the death penalty. a few public executions and all this crap will stop. - 2012-04-25 16:36

      I concur.

  • Dianne - 2012-03-06 09:34

    Justice by the people.

  • Trudy - 2012-03-06 10:09


  • Vimalin - 2012-03-06 12:04

    If he was guilty then he got what he deserved, what happens when someone cries rape when it wasn't, and then an innocent person gets beaten to death.

  • sadbe - 2012-03-08 09:40


  • Moses - 2012-03-09 10:28

    so if you are tempted by sin, and some how people see that you are about to give in__will you like them to kill you even though you did not commit the sin? yes he was 100% wrong and I'm not condoning what he tried to do!!! maybe his been doing it for a long time!!! but was it the people's right to take life? Did they give life to this man? who knows maybe it was his final waking up call in his life!! to sort his life straight!! well I guess we took that opportunity from him. who knows? what if even those who woke up and beat the man are not even married to the woman that they are living with? and them self are commit sin 365 days (just that is another type of sin), or some where even cheating at that moments and helped by the sound to get out of the houses where they were not supposed to be? I'm just saying he was to be giving a wake up call, yes but no to the point of death. - 2012-04-25 16:47

      yea yea whatever... we are just sick of all this crime. if death is the answer so be it. i bet you God is proud of us right now. eliminate all evil. afterall, that is the objective!!

  • - 2012-04-25 16:35

    an eye for an eye...

  • pages:
  • 1