A man has been beaten to death after residents accused him of murdering a seven-year-old girl in Kwanokuthula near Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.
Captain Malcolm Pojie said about 2000 people interrogated the man about the missing girl before he led them to a deserted area on Monday afternoon.
“He allegedly pointed out the body of Siphokazi Nini, who was reported missing on Sunday evening. The mob attacked the 37-year-old man, pelting him with stones and other objects until he died,” Pojie said.
Nini went missing on Sunday morning.”When her grandparents woke up at 6am, they discovered the girl was gone.”
He said two murder dockets had been opened — one for the missing girl and one in connection with the mob killing.