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Family can't afford to bury Masiphumelele mob attack victim

A Masiphumelele woman who witnessed the mob justice murder of her brother can’t afford to bury him.

It's believed a mob of angry residents allegedly beat and burnt a man to death in Masiphumelele Township. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Masiphumelele woman who says she witnessed the mob justice murder of her brother cannot afford to bury him.

Skhumbuzo Gqamana was allegedly beaten and set alight by angry residents of the informal settlement near Fish Hoek on Tuesday night, in retaliation for the rape of a woman.

Another man died in hospital yesterday, apparently from wounds sustained in a mob attack, but it's not clear whether the two incidents are linked.

Ndikela Gqamana says her 32-year-old brother's body needs to be transported to the Eastern Cape, where he must be laid to rest at his place of birth.

But she does not have the money to send his body to their parents.

"We don't have money to bury him because he was not working and he was not in the funeral cover."

The apparent mob justice murders come after two women were allegedly raped in Masiphumelele.

Fifteen-year-old boy, Amani Pula, was also raped and murdered in his home on Tuesday morning.

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