A 52-year-old South African man has been beaten to death after he was falsely accused of defilement by a 7-year-old girl.
According to a report spotted on faceofmalawinews by Thenewsgh.com, the kid had accused Mava Fundakubi of raping her and vigilantes in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, had taken the law into their hands, dragging him unto the street and killing him.
The girl’s father has been arrested for the murder, and the police have condemned vigilantism, saying; An innocent man was killed by the community based on a rumour and did not even wait to verify the truth of it.
“We are urging our communities to give information of suspected crimes to the police and not to take the law into their own hands.
The persons involved were killers and the police and the law will treat them as killers.”
The police further called on communities to assist them in identifying these killers in order for the law to be enforced and these murderers to be brought before court.