Mob kills man allegedly behind rape & death of teen boy
[WARNING] This story contains graphic images.
CAPE TOWN - A 15-year-old boy was allegedly raped and murdered in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek on Tuesday.
The man thought to be behind his death has subsequently been killed allegedly by a mob of angry residents.
A group of metro police officers are keeping a watchful eye along Pokela Road in Masiphumelele as people make their way to work and school.
Just a few meters away, young school children are witnessing a frightening scene of a fresh pool of blood, bricks and what seems to be the remains of a burnt tyre.
Details are still sketchy, but the man is believed to have been stoned and torched.
WARNING: Graphic images
A woman, who claims to be a close friend of the 15-year-old victim's mother, says he was home alone after 7am yesterday morning when his mother left for work.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, says a short while later, the boy's uncle walked in on a body lying in the dining room of their house.
It's alleged angry residents caught the man believed to be behind the teen's death and killed him.
Residents this morning are tight lipped about the apparent mob attack.