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'We applaud her' – community supports student accused of killing her 1-year-old niece's would-be rapist

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Siphokazi Guqa* (23) was looking after her little sister’s 1-year old daughter on Thursday, September 10 when she heard the child crying but couldn’t see where she was.
Siphokazi Guqa* (23) was looking after her little sister’s 1-year old daughter on Thursday, September 10 when she heard the child crying but couldn’t see where she was.
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She’s being hailed as a hero. When she walked into her family kraal to find a man with his pants around his ankles standing over her one-year-old niece, she jumped into action.

The two wrestled for the child and when she was losing the fight, she grabbed a piece of metal and struck him. 

The Eastern Cape woman is now facing charges of murder after the incident in the kraal in her home in Qaga Village near King Williams Town. 

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