One of the suspects who gang raped and murdered 6-year-old girl is beaten to death by angry mob

One of the suspects who allegedly gang rape and murdered six-year-old girl in South Africa, was beaten to death by a mob of angry people at the weekend. 

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Recall that the little girl identified as Inathi Mhlahlo went missing in Mdantsane, East London after she went to a shop to buy crisps and some sweets. Sadly, her half naked body wasdiscovered in bushes 5 hours later by her neighbours who had embarked on a frantic search.`

23-year-old suspect beaten to death

It was gathered that, the girl was gang raped by 3 men, stabbed near the neck and dumped not far from her family home. The other 2 suspects are currently on the run.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Khaya Tonjeni, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, November 1, stated that a group of community members from Zone 8 allegedly beat the man to death on Friday.

“Senior police management in the Eastern Cape have strongly condemned acts of vigilantism which led to the murder of a man in Mdantsane,” said Tojeni.

“It is alleged that on Friday evening, a group of community members from NU8 chased, assaulted and murdered a man they alleged to be behind the murder of a six-year-old girl whose lifeless body was found on the roadside.”

Tonjeni said a case or murder has been opened.

“Police are following strong leads and no arrest has been made as yet.” he added.

A person who identified himself as the dead man’s cousin told journalists on Saturday night that he “got what he deserved”

Meanwhile, hundreds of people attended a vigil at Mdantsane NU8 on Saturday, October 31, to mourn the child. 

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