Kimberly Woman Violated and Set Alight, Citizens Outraged and Call for Action

Kimberly Woman Violated and Set Alight, Citizens Outraged and Call for Action

  • A 34-year-old woman died from her injuries after allegedly being gang raped and set alight
  • The woman, who is believed to have been a student, was found near a shack and was rushed to hospital
  • Community members are calling for increased police visibility following the horrific incident

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!

KIMBERLEY - Women in Kimberley fear their lives after a 34-year-old died from her injuries after allegedly being gang-raped and set alight over the weekend.

Police are searching for three men who allegedly gang-raped a woman. Image: Fani Mahuntsi
Source: Getty Images

Police Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Sergio Kock said the woman was allegedly raped by three men who doused her in paraffin before setting her alight.

The victim was found near a shack and rushed to hospital with serious injuries, News24 reported.

She succumbed to her injuries in the hospital on Saturday, 8 October.

PAY ATTENTION: Follow Briefly News on Twitter and never miss the hottest topics! Find us at @brieflyza!

Read also

21-year-old man arrested after police find 6 dead bodies in Johannesburg building

According to SABC News, the victim was a student living at a nearby residence. Community members are calling for increased police visibility following the horrific incident.

Kock said anyone with information can call Warrant Officer Lesego Oliphant at 082 495 4605, or Captain Sebata Tsiu at 082 874 4613, or also SMS information anonymously to 32211.

South Africans appalled by incident:

Asther Samlal said:

“We can’t have this happening to our women every day.”

t5 commented:

“Police shouldn’t waste their time in cases like this. These criminals are our relatives, and we should therefore deal with them from home.”

Lesego Modige posted:

I hope they find them. You’re just living your life, and devils destroy your life.”

Thandolwethu Sithole wrote:

“Yoh hayi men hate us fr.”

Sifiso Dube added:

“Every hour child killed and women raped.”

Police arrest 4 men & a teen boy for the sexual assault of a 48-year-old woman in Mpumalanga

Read also

21-year-old Limpopo woman brutally stabbed to death by 45-year-old boyfriend after being released from jail

In a related matter, Briefly News also reported the police in Mpumalanga have arrested four out of seven men who brutally gang-raped a 48-year-old woman in Mhluzi, Middleburg, on Saturday, 1 October.

The woman was on her way home after walking a relative when a group of men in a bakkie accosted her and dragged her to a nearby room. The men then took turns sexually assaulting her.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli stated the assault occurred from 11pm on Saturday until 5am on Sunday, 2 October, reports News24.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!

Source: Briefly News

Bianca Lalbahadur avatar

Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.