COURT DROPS CHARGES AGAINST MOM WHO KILLED HER DAUGHTER’S RAPIST
PORT ELIZABETH — The charges against an Eastern Cape mother accused of stabbing a man to death and injuring two others after finding them raping her 27yearold daughter have been withdrawn, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.
She appeared in the Lady Frere Magistrate’s Court where her charges were formally withdrawn, NPA regional spokesperson Luxolo Tyali told News24 yesterday.
Tyali said the senior public prosecutor took a decision not to prosecute the mother. The woman was initially charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder. “The docket was referred to the senior prosecutor and based on the evidence in the docket she declined to prosecute,” Tyali said.
The two men who allegedly raped her daughter are expected to appear in court later this week. The woman cannot be named to protect the identity of her daughter. She was arrested at the beginning of September for murder and two counts of attempted murder. She was later released on R500 bail.
Cape Town resident Natalie Kendrick started a fundraiser online to assist the “#lionmama” or “mother lioness” with legal and counselling fees, raising over R20 000 by September 11.