Olievenhoutbosch man attacked by alleged angry mob

The man allegedly stabbed a woman this morning and was then tracked down by angry community members.

FILE: A man attacked by mob was rescued by police officers and is now in hospital under police guard. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A man accused of murder has been attacked by a group of residents in Olievenhoutbosch.

Police say the man allegedly stabbed a woman to death in extension 13 this morning and was then tracked down by angry community members.

He was rescued by officers, during the assault and is now in hospital under police guard.

A case of murder has been opened for further police investigation.

The police's Tumisang Moloto says, "It is alleged that the two were involved in an argument, and the woman was stabbed multiple times on the body and she died on the scene. The suspect will appear before the Pretoria Magistrates Court, facing the charge of murder."