Masiphumelele attack centres around 2 rapes & a murder

A mob allegedly beat and burnt a man to death who they thought was responsible for raping a woman.

Residents gather at the scene in Masiphumelele but are tight lipped about the alleged mob attack. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Masiphumelele Township near Fish Hoek is the scene of two alleged rapes and the murder of a 15-year-old boy.

It's believed the separate incidents happened in the area yesterday.

In the first incident, a 15-year-old boy was allegedly raped and murdered at his Masiphumelele home yesterday morning.

The teenager's body was found by his older brother in the dining room of his family's home shortly after his mother left for work around 7am.

Another brother, Sonwabile Pula, says the family's distraught.

"When it comes to family, this type of incident is not nice. It's not something that we can just forget overnight. It will take time to heal."

In the second incident, a 24-year-old woman has been rushed to a Cape Town hospital after she was allegedly raped also yesterday morning.

Hours later a mob of angry residents allegedly beat and burnt a man to death, they thought is responsible for the attack on the woman.

This morning, a fresh pool of blood and burnt rubble is strewn across a section of Myeza Road where the attack unfolded yesterday. A police van was also set alight.

Pictures: Lauren Isaacs/EWN