Ruling in case of EC mother of rape victim welcomed

UDM Women's Organisation says no mother would have been able to fold her arms while her daughter was being raped in front of her.

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CAPE TOWN - The United Democratic Movement (UDM) Women's Organisation has welcomed the dropping of charges against an Eastern Cape mother who attacked her daughter's alleged rapists and killed one of them.

The 55-year-old woman from Komani was arrested last month.

The UDM Women's Organisation has rallied behind the mother of the 27-year-old rape survivor.

The organisation's Secretary General Thandi Nontenja has reiterated that no mother would have been able to fold her arms while her daughter was being raped in front of her.

“We welcome the throwing out of the case as we felt it was in self-defence, she didn’t go out to kill somebody.”

The mother told police she walked in on the men as they were raping her daughter.

She attacked them with a knife, killing one and wounding the other two.

The two alleged rapists are expected in the dock on Wednesday.