COURT DROPS CHARGES AGAINST MOM WHO KILLED HER DAUGH­TER’S RAPIST

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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.

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