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Second Masiphumelele mob attack victim dies

The man is believed to have tried to help a victim of a mob attack when the residents also attacked him.

FILE: Yesterday, a man was killed by an angry mob following the rape of a woman. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

MASIPHUMELELE - A second victim of an alleged mob justice attack in Masiphumelele has died in hospital.

Yesterday, a man was killed by an angry mob following the rape of a woman.

Some residents in the community near Fish Hoek say they are living in fear after two rapes and the murder of a 15-year-old yesterday.

The older brother of 15-year-old Amani Pula found his lifeless body in the dining room of their Masiphumelele home after 7am yesterday morning.

Family members say he had also been raped.

In another incident, a 24-year-old woman was raped in an open field in the area.

It's understood this led to a mob attack in which a man was allegedly beaten and burnt to death.

The man's sister, Ndileka Gqamana, witnessed her brother's death.

"They took him and beat him. I was there watching. They were hitting him with stones and everything then they burnt him. It's very painful, and it's hard to accept it."

A man believed to have tried to help the victim was also attacked and has today died of his wounds in hospital.

Officials are closely monitoring the area.

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